State revenue growth is slower than expected
The Boston Globe - 09/06/2016
“Revenue data does fluctuate quite a bit from month to month, so you don’t want to put too much emphasis on any one month or few months,” said Alan Clayton-Matthews, associate professor of economics and public policy at Northeastern University. “But there aren’t any huge red flags I see in the revenue numbers.”
State law requires a balanced budget. So if revenue doesn’t match authorized spending, Baker, a Republican, has the authority to make cuts.