Massachusetts Senate Takes Up Proposed Budget, After Coronavirus Outbreak In The House

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It feels like we have a microcosm of pandemic life playing out in the Massachusetts State Senate this week.

Lawmakers are considering the Commonwealth's $46 billion budget, after they postponed deliberations from the spring due to financial uncertainty in those early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, they're also considering the budget remotely, after budget deliberations in the Massachusetts House last week led to a coronavirus outbreak.

We speak to WBUR senior state house reporter Steve Brown, and State Sen. Julian Cyr, the assistant majority whip.

This segment aired on November 17, 2020.

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