Local Aid Policy

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  • In April, Senator Brownsberger presented a letter to Town Meeting regarding the Belmont Housing Authority's application for Community Preservation Act funds to help pay for an electrical upgrade at one of its properties. The Belmont Board of Selectmen responded expressing concern that the state is providing insufficient financial support for the local housing authority. Here is Senator Brownsberger's subsequent letter to the Selectmen, which agrees with their concern.
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  • Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Education. TO:                  Joint Committee on Education FROM:            Senator William N. Brownsberger RE:                  House Bill 457 and Senate Bill 207, An Act to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission DATE:             October 17, 2013 I am writing in favor of An Act to revive […]
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  • The files on this page are related to the Education Aid series of pages on this website. 2012Versions of Supporting and Summary Material: Distribution Options Model Spreadsheet with community history detail (March 1 Version) Summary Powerpoint — “Fixing an Education Aid Glitch” (February 29 version) 2014 Updates of Supporting and Summary Material: Chapter 70 Spreadsheet […]
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  • The 2006 education aid reform was designed to allocate aid based on a better model of community ability to pay. It was intended that the new model would be phased in over 5 years. Since 2009 (Fiscal 2010), as a response to the financial crunch, we have made formula modifications that have tended to preserve […]
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Will Brownsberger
State Senator
2d Suffolk and Middlesex District