Massachusetts Lawmakers Announce Deal on Overdue Budget
BOSTON (AP) _ Eighteen days into the state's new fiscal year, House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $41.9 billion budget.
House and Senate negotiators announced the agreement Wednesday morning and said details would be provided later in the day.
Massachusetts is the last U.S. state without a permanent spending plan in place for the new fiscal year. State government has been operating on a stopgap budget.
The compromise must be approved by the House and Senate _ it was not immediately clear if those votes would be held Wednesday _ and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker would then have 10 days to review the budget and issue any line-item vetoes.
The Legislature is scheduled to end formal sessions for the year on July 31.