Child marriage banned in Massachusetts! ‘Gov. Baker agrees to major spending increase in his final budget’ – WBUR

Signing his eighth and final budget as the state’s chief executive, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday agreed to a major increase in state spending as he approved the vast majority of a $52.7 billion annual budget, vetoed less than half a million dollars of outlays, and returned 41 sections to the Legislature with proposed amendments.

The governor signed 153 of the Legislature’s policy sections, approving provisions including a ban on child marriage in Massachusetts.

Read the full article here.

Read our blog with Rep. Khan from November 2021 here and our blog with Jenn, a child marriage survivor who advocated in Massachusetts for the child marriage ban, also from November 2021, here.

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