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So now that the House has approved their version of the FY 2013 budget what have we learned?
- The House leadership likes to speed through these proceedings and do most of the heavy lifting in private.
- There are as many progressive Democrats, or at least those who oppose EBT reform, as there are Republicans: 33.
- There will be almost certainly be no new taxes (or tax cuts) in the budget when it reaches Governor Patrick's desk.
- Water and non-carbonated beverage will continue to be exempt from the five cent deposit placed on other beverages as the "bottle bill" did not make it through the amendment process..
The Senate will take up the budget sometime in late May or Early June.
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