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Evan Horowitz | Analysis

Inside the Mass. House’s budget proposal

The $36.2 billion budget proposal that the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released this afternoon includes a host of important decisions that affect our state and the people who live here. (If you’re looking for a primer on the budget, read my preview.)

For the sixth year in a row, these decisions are being made against the backdrop of a large state deficit. When it comes to deficits, Massachusetts is not like the federal government. Every year, the state has to close its deficit and balance the budget. That’s a constitutional requirement.

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