Massachusetts House to take up budget fix that could affect seniors

BOSTON — The Massachusetts House will take up Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget reduction bill on Wednesday afternoon.

Baker, a Republican, last week proposed a mix of spending cuts and new revenue to close a mid-year budget gap pegged at $768 million. Most of the new revenues – $179 million – and some of the spending cuts – $103 million – require legislative approval.

Advocates representing seniors and health care workers are worried that proposed changes could lead to reductions in MassHealth benefits.

More: http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/02/massachusetts_house_to_take_up.html

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