>>>> THE BUDGET BATTLE <<<<
The Budget Battle
The Massachusetts state budget for fiscal year 2004 (FY04) is being formulated this spring. Here are reports and commentary on the process.
REPORTS FROM BEACON HILL
Finneran speaks up for corporate tax breaks
MCHC says that Legislature’s budget is unwise and unfair
House budget slashes programs, protects loopholes
MCHC testimony on solving the budget crisis
House moves to stifle budget debate
MORE ABOUT THE BUDGET. . .
Understanding the budget debate
Lobbying is big business in Massachusetts
Over $53 million is spent each year lobbying legislators.
This makes Massachusetts #1 among the 50 states in money spent per capita on lobbying.
Budget ax is falling on libraries
Medicaid cuts are hitting home
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