Gov. Baker Gives First Interview Since Unveiling Budget

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Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker presented his proposal to close a state budget gap that could be as high as $1.8 billion.

His plan would trim some welfare and early education programs, while increasing spending on higher education, aid to cities and towns and the beleaguered T.

The biggest savings — about $750 million — would come from slowing the rising cost of MassHealth — the state-federal Medicaid program for low-income families and the disabled — which has been rising dramatically in recent years.


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WBUR: Gov. Baker Unveils $38B State Budget Plan

  • "Gov. Charlie Baker took the wraps off his first state budget on Wednesday, a $38 billion plan that calls for a 3 percent increase in overall spending but includes no new taxes."

This segment aired on March 5, 2015.


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