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.