BOSTON (SHNS) – As he hammers out a plan to address a midyear state budget gap of more than $500 million, Gov. Charlie Baker this week is also planning to address Massachusetts municipal officials who are cautiously optimistic about the future of local aid.
Upon taking office earlier this month, Baker quickly released $100 million in Chapter 90 local road funds held back by Gov. Deval Patrick and Baker on the campaign trail touted his support for local aid, which cities and towns use to supplement property tax revenues and pay for local government services.
A Massachusetts Municipal Association official confirmed Monday that Baker plans to address the annual meeting of the association on Friday at about 10:30 a.m. at the Hynes Convention Center.
Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. are scheduled to host a media availability in Room 157 of the State House following a closed staff meeting in the governor’s office. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is scheduled to address the MMA’s business meeting on Saturday morning.