The signing of the fiscal year 2018 state budget is bad news for Baystate Health.
Governor Charlie Baker, in putting his signature to the spending plan on Monday, vetoed a three-million-dollar earmark for the Springfield health system.
Most of the money was supposed to be for a new medical school that is being currently renovated on North Main Street, while the rest would have helped Baystate with Medicaid patient treatment.
The governor's office explained the veto on Monday by saying Baystate is already getting Medicaid help through a waiver signed between the state and federal governments.
The legislature could still override the veto of the money.