Friday, October 2, 2020

In the News: "It really is dependent a lot upon what the feds do in terms of us putting together a budget"

 From, we share an article of interest for Franklin

"Senate President Karen Spilka told local officials in her district this week that action on the overdue annual state budget is unlikely to happen in the Legislature until after the November election, a softer target than the more ambitious goal articulated earlier in the week by the Senate’s budget chief of making decisions on how to spend billions in tax dollars by the end of October.

Spilka also said that Gov. Charlie Baker may be planning to file an updated version of the pre-pandemic fiscal 2021 spending plan he put forward in January, which would become the jumping off point for the House and Senate to craft their own budgets for the fiscal year that began on July 1.

“Currently the state budget has been delayed, as you know,” Spilka said, appearing before the Holliston Board of Selectmen and the town finance committee on Tuesday night. “We are waiting on certain factors.”

“We will also know more after the election. If the feds have not done anything with a stimulus package, a second one, before that, we’ll have a better idea as to how to interpret that with the election,” Spilka said, according to a recording of the meeting reviewed by the News Service."

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