Wednesday, July 17, 2019

In the News: electronics and appliances recycle day; maybe MA budget next week

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"An electronics and appliances recycle day will be held at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School, 201 Main St., Franklin on Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Residents of Franklin and all surrounding towns are welcome to participate."

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"It’s only Tuesday and hopes are already fading for a deal this week on the overdue state budget.

Breaking a two-week pattern, the House adjourned Tuesday morning without plans to meet on Wednesday. Since July 1, the budget’s due date, both branches have been holding near-daily sessions while they await a report from the six lawmakers charged in early June with coming up with the final fiscal 2020 spending plan.

A day after he expressed hope for a budget “by the end of this week,” Second Assistant Majority Leader Paul Donato, who presided over Tuesday’s session, pushed out expectations another seven days.

“You know [conferees are] going to work the weekend, so we might as well just let them do their thing, come back, tell us when, and hopefully we can meet formally one day next week and put this budget to bed,” Donato told the News Service. There’s “no sense” in continuing daily sessions when it’s “kind of obvious” there will be no imminent report, he said."

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