Week In Review: House Passes Budget, Brown And Warren Release Taxes
This week the state House of Representatives passed its $32 billion version of the budget. In education news, a state-commissioned study showed more poor students are receiving special education, and Friday afternoon in Washington D.C. the House voted to keep interest rates on federal student loans low – but paid for it by carving money out of the federal health care law.
And on Friday, Senator Scott Brown and likely Democratic Senate opponent Elizabeth Warren released their tax records. And the records have something in common: a lot of money.
Sen. Scott Brown said despite bringing in six figures over the past half decade, that he’s stil a “normal guy.”
“Gail and I are very blessed to have opportunities. We’ve been together for 25 years and have been saving and working hard. And I want those opportunities for everyone.”
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren also responded to allegations she’s out of touch.
“Great opportunities were afforded to me. I’m in this race right now because I worry that those opportunities are being taken away.”
- Ken Cooper, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist; editor of the Trotter Review
- Jeff Jacoby, columnist for the Boston Globe
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