Malia: Overriding Governor’s Budget Vetoes to Protect Vulnerable Citizens

At the start of this year’s budget process, Governor Baker’s budget recommended $39.5 billion in spending. Near the end of the budget process, the Baker administration indicated tax revenues were $750 million lower than previously projected, causing the legislature to lower their spending plan. This plan sent to the governor was scaled back to $39.15 billion. Despite the reduction, the governor handed down $256 million in additional cuts, which impacts funding for programs and services that sustain and make our community stronger. In the next couple of weeks, I will work with my colleagues to override many of the governor's vetoes.