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Beacon Hill Budget Negotiations

The bartering officially begins on Beacon Hill Thursday, after Governor Mitt Romney released his budget for the next fiscal year. After several years of belt tightening, Romney said Wednesday that it's time to invest a projected surplus in a few targeted areas.

The governor's proposals include a rise in state spending by $1.3 billion. Martha Bebinger reviews round one in the negotiations over who will get what state money, beginning July first.

This program aired on January 26, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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