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Massachusetts Senate budget vs. House plan


Local aid to elementary and secondary education up about $20 million.

Special education reimbursement to cities and towns up about $20 million.

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Department of Conservation and Recreation spending up $4 million.

New funding worth $2 million to train new State Police officers and $1.3 million to train new Environmental Police officers.


Medicaid down by about $70 million, including $30 million to reimburse nursing homes.

At-home services for developmentally disabled adults and children cut by $10 million.

$11.3 million to transport homeless children eliminated, leaving the cost to cities and towns.

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