May 3, 2017

Worcester legislators highlight local priorities accounted for in House budget

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives advanced a $40.4 billion fiscal 2018 budget last week, saying it “represents a commitment to fiscal responsibility.”

In a joint statement released April 28, four Worcester-area legislators claimed “the budget takes comprehensive action to promote sustained economic health in Massachusetts as we face uncertainty on the national level.”

For the fourth consecutive year the House budget includes a $100 million deposit to the stabilization fund which will result in a projected balance of more than $1.4 billion and, the statement said, “help preserve the state’s AA+ bond rating, the highest in the Commonwealth’s history.”

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