Jul 19
"SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a $30.6 billion dollar state budget that he says cuts spending while helping revive the economy here in Massachusetts. But where are your tax dollars going, and how does this spending affect us here in western Massachusetts? This week on 22News inFocus we'll have several guests here to talk about this budget and what it means for your life. You'll hear from 4 state lawmakers who each played a role and helped shape the spending plan: State Senators Jim Welch , Michael Knapik and Stan Rosenberg and State Representative John Scibak . We'll ask them what your money is being spent on, what programs and services were cut, and what the 2012 budget means for us here in the Pioneer Valley..." View the full article.

inFocus: Tracking your tax dollars: