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Battle brewing between Charlie Baker, Legislature over $5.3 billion in coronavirus aid to Massachusetts

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Battle lines are already being drawn over $5.3 billion in federal coronavirus recovery funds headed to the state as the Baker administration pushed back on the Legislature's attempt to swipe the cash into an account requiring a public process.
The House moved to push the money into a segregated fund on Tuesday, with the state Senate expected to act next week. The move will require a public process for appropriating the $5.28 billion in unrestricted funds headed to Massachusetts from President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
House Speaker Ronald Mariano and Senate President...
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