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What's In Gov. Baker's Proposed Budget And What's Left Behind06:26
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Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker unveils his 2016 budget proposal in March 2015. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker unveils his 2016 budget proposal in March 2015. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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Gov. Charlie Baker released his budget Wednesday. While it calls for an overall 3.5 percent increase in state spending, most state agencies will receive little or no extra money.

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Noah Berger, president of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. He tweets @MassBudget.

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Gov. Charles Baker: FY2017 Budget Recommendation

  • "The administration's plan recommends key investments in education, local aid, addressing substance misuse, workforce development, transportation, and the Department of Children and Families (DCF), all without raising taxes or fees."

State House News Service: Baker Plans 3.5 Percent Increase In $39.5B Budget

  • Baker's budget reflects the ongoing reality that fixed costs required for MassHealth, pensions and debt service continue to consume new revenue.

This segment aired on January 27, 2016.

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