State budget supports Baker on MBTA overhaul

July 8, 2015 - Less than a minute read

Boston Globe – By David Scharfenberg & Joshua Miller on July 7, 2015

In a victory for Governor Charlie Baker, lawmakers are poised to approve a $38.1 billion budget Wednesday that includes a modified version of his controversial MBTA overhaul.

The legislation gives Baker a variant of the T oversight board he has sought for months and temporarily opens the door to greater privatization of services at the public transit agency.

Baker said in a statement the budget “includes a very promising start to the overall effort of fixing the MBTA.”

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