December 13, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022

Baker signs $4 billion COVID relief bill, but wrests control of how, and when, to distribute worker bonuses

Matt Stout ,

The Boston Globe

The bill the Legislature sent Baker was packed with earmarks — 843 in total, according to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed budget watchdog. They funded everything from $500,000 for a rail trail in Lawrence to $300,000 for construction of a museum in Worcester to honor cycling great Major Taylor.