On Last Day Of Session, State House Rushes To Compromise On Health Care, Education Funds

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Tuesday is the final day of the legislative session on Beacon Hill, and Massachusetts legislators are trying to reach compromises on a slew of bills before the midnight deadline. This includes decisions on health care funding, opioid treatment and economic development.

There's another impending deadline on Beacon Hill Tuesday. It involves changes to the foundation budget. The budget is the formula the state uses to determine the minimum amount that should be spent in each district to educate students.

A conference committee is trying to reconcile a measure that would make changes to the foundation budget after a state commission found the current formula underestimates spending by $1 to $2 billion.


Steve Brown, State House reporter for WBUR. He tweets @WBURSteve.

Max Larkin, WBUR Edify reporter. He tweets @jmlarkin.

This segment aired on July 31, 2018.


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