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.
- "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."
- 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.