BOSTON (AP) - State budget deliberations are set to resume on Beacon Hill as lawmakers wrestle over details of a proposed $36.2 billion spending plan for the July 1 fiscal year.
The budget calls for an overall spending increase of about 5 percent, but with no new taxes. The House targeted increases for several programs and agencies including the embattled Department of Children and Families.
The House budget also offers a two-month tax amnesty program.
After the Senate acts on its version of the spending plan, negotiators for the two chambers will work on a final version to present to Gov. Deval Patrick for his signature.