LIVE BLOG: 2017 Senate Budget Debate

This live-blog is being updated in real time. Check back for updates throughout the Senate budget debate.

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TUESDAY, MAY 23

10:13 a.m.: In an email to Senators, the President and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce announced the Chamber’s support for Sen. Lesser’s amendment to study high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

10:42 a.m.: Debate on the Senate budget continues for the second day.

THURSDAY, MAY 25

11:00 a.m.: By voice vote, the Senate passed Sen. Lesser’s amendment, #841, to provide funding for the installation of a sidewalk and guardrail at Fountain Park in Wilbraham.

Massachusetts State Senator, First Hampden & Hampshire District, @AlisonSilberEsq's husband, Rose, Nora & David’s father #mapoli