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December 10, 2012

State to hold public hearing on FY14 budget tonight

SALEM — Have questions — or want answers — about the state’s budget for the coming year?

Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez will host a public hearing on the fiscal year 2014 budget tonight at Salem State University.

Gonzalez will give an overview of the coming year’s budget, answer questions and collect comments from the public.

According to the office of administration and finance, the secretary hosts public budget hearings every year to gather feedback from locals on their priorities for state funding.

A second forum with the same format is scheduled for Wednesday in Boston at the Charles F. Hurley Building. Last year, the forums were held in Needham and Boston.

Bethany Bray may be contacted at bbray@gloucestertimes.com.

IF YOU GO What and who: Budget overview, Q+A with Jay Gonzalez, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance. When: 6 tonight. Where: Salem State University, Marsh Hall, 71B Loring Ave. How much: Free to the public. Details: For more information, visit www.mass.gov/anf.

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