Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 84]: Hooked on Charlie Baker’s fiscal discipline

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At the beginning of July, and with the specter of dire tax revenue collections and projections looming, Gov. Charlie Baker lopped off $256 million from legislators’ $39.1 billion fiscal 2017 spending plan. He and House Speaker Robert DeLeo even bickered about the definition of a “balanced budget.”

Well, DeLeo and his colleagues had something to say about those vetoes, restoring more than $220 million in spending with last-minute overrides. Now what?

Hitch, ironically enough, gets the last word.


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