July 18, 2017
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2018

An Initial Look at FY 2018 Budget Vetoes

Governor Baker signed the FY 2018 budget after vetoing $320.3 million in spending and striking or amending 34 policy sections. The Legislature now has until the end of formal sessions this year – likely in November – to override vetoes and finalize the FY 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA). This brief provides an initial summary of the Governor’s vetoes and assesses the state’s fiscal position at the beginning of FY 2018.