Thursday, December 31, 2020

"A Christmas miracle, or clever budgetary legerdemain"

The Boston Globe has the following:
"One moment, Governor Charlie Baker is asking people to lobby their legislators for some relatively modest funding as the state’s well of small-business relief funds runs dry.

The next: Baker unveils $668 million for grants, in particular to help several sectors hit hard by COVID-19 such as restaurants, retail stores, gyms, and hair salons.

The sharp turnabout last week surprised many small-business advocates — not to mention the budget writers in the Legislature.

A Christmas miracle, or clever budgetary legerdemain on the part of Baker’s Administration & Finance team?

Maybe a bit of both."
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