July 20, 2021
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Legislative budget writer says Baker ignored law in spending plan

Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodrigues says ARPA money meant for emergency use

Shira Schoenberg ,

Commonwealth Magazine

Experts who testified suggested there may be room for both approaches. Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, suggested, similar to Baker, that lawmakers use some money now to ramp up existing programs and jumpstart the economy, while considering longer-term strategies that create transformative growth.