SECTION 1. Section 6E of Chapter 29 as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “budget” the following words:-
“and which shall not increase in total budget appropriations from the current fiscal year by a percentage change greater than the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Boston as published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the calendar year next proceeding the current fiscal year.”
SECTION 2. Section 6E of Chapter 29 as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition of the General Laws is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “balanced” the following words:- “or that would cause the total budget appropriations to increase greater than the afore said rate of inflation.
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