BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick has completed his review of a $32.5 billion state budget for the fiscal year that started July 1.
Patrick has scheduled a news conference for Sunday to sign the spending plan and announce his list of line-item vetoes.
House and Senate negotiators agreed on their final version of the budget last week. It seeks no new taxes but calls for a one-time withdrawal of $350 million from the state's so-called rainy day fund.
Patrick has been reviewing a number of sections attached to the spending plan, including new restrictions on the use of benefit cards for welfare recipients and provisions that have been opposed by some immigrant activists.
The budget also calls for relaxing the state's ban on gifts to doctors from pharmaceutical or medical device firms.