Monday, April 25, 2011

FY2012 Budget Deliberations Start Today

Today marks the start of the Fiscal Year 2012 budget debate on Beacon Hill as the House of Representatives begins its budget deliberations at noon.

As is tradition, matters having to do with state revenue (in other words, proposals to raise or lower taxes) are up first. Revenue matters are taken up first so officials know how much money is on the table for allocation later on in the week. Special rules adopted by the House allow for discussion of Lottery revenue as part of this process, but any discussion about other forms of gaming (casinos, slot machines, etc.) is specifically prohibited.

We're not expecting anything significant to happen today on the revenue side... but you never know. We'll post any updates we hear on this page. Until then, stay tuned...

Let the games begin!

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