(WWLP) - Governor Deval Patrick signed a 34 billion dollar state budget Friday, but vetoed a 417 million dollar in transportation and local aid pending the results of a separate transportation financing bill.
The spending plan is for the fiscal year that started July first. Patrick said he hoped some of the vetoed spending could be restored if a dispute over the transportation bill is resolved.
This year, the Stuff the Bus campaign will be held inside the Holyoke Mall. Today is the first day you can bring donations like notebooks, crayons and binders to a collection site in front of the Target entrance.
If you can't make it today, the campaign will continue for the next three weeks.
Next Saturday, July 20th, the collection site here at the Holyoke Mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as one in Chicopee, in Staples parking lot on Memorial Drive. Also on Saturday July 27th and August 3rd, the Holyoke Mall collection site will be open the same times.
Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial returned this morning to resume their discussions.
They deliberated for three and a half hours when they decided to stop on Friday. About two hours into their discussions, they asked for a list of the evidence. Stay with 22News both on-air and online for the latest information as it becomes available.
The town of Wilbraham continues its year long 250th anniversary celebration today. They're turning back the clock with a reenactment of the town's automobile hill climb back in 1908. Join us at 22News at 6pm for more information.
And the 22News Storm Team is forecasting Saturday as mostly cloudy, but we'll see some breaks of sun through the day. You can always get your latest 22News forecast and latest video forecast online and from any mobile device.