Governor Maura Healey signed a more than three-billion-dollar spending bill for Massachusetts on Monday.
The governor's signature ends weeks of delay, parliamentary actions, and accusations by politicians.
House Republicans held up the bill last weekend by pointing out that not enough lawmakers were on hand for a quorum, but that was reached on Monday.
The House adopted the measure by a 105-to-14 vote, and the Senate concurred by a vote of 20-to-3.
The bill includes funds to give state employees raises, plus 250-million-dollars to help the emergency shelter system.
In addition, the legislation schedules the Massachusetts primary for September 3rd of next year.
(Photo Credit: Governor's Press Office)