MA Trust Act

Dear Sen. Brownsberger, I urge you to support and to bring to a vote S1135/H1613, the Massachusetts Trust Act. It is no secret that our federal immigration policy is severely broken, littered with outdated and inhumane laws. While Congress continues to argue and debate, thousands of people are being deported, leaving children without parents and […]

Update on Progess regarding Logan Airplane Noise & R33L RNAV

As many of you know, Senator Brownsberger has been working closely with Belmont and Watertown to help address the issues our communities have been experiencing since the FAA implemented new RNAV procedures for runway 33L which is used when there is a prevailing NW wind at Logan airport. The Town of Belmont appointed myself as […]

Letter in support of Preservation Award for Ayer Mansion facade project

Senator Brownsberger has written the Secretary Galvin in support of giving a Preservation Award for this project. February 11, 2014 William Frances Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth 2014 Preservation Awards Massachusetts Historical Commission 220 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA 02125-3314  Re:       Support of the Ayer Mansion Nomination             2014 Preservation Awards  Dear Secretary Galvin:  I […]

Senate Passes FY 2014 Supplemental Budget

The Senate on Thursday voted 37-0 to pass a $200.8 million supplemental budget to cover time sensitive deficiencies and unexpected cost increases in FY 2014. This supplemental budget includes funds to address critical needs in the state’s emergency shelter programs, as well as provide additional funds for snow and ice removal.

“This supplemental budget is an important bill-paying exercise which addresses several spending deficiencies and time sensitive policy issues,” said Senator Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. “I am very pleased that the Senate has passed a bill that makes necessary, mid-year investments while maintaining our disciplined fiscal approach that has served us so well in recent years.”

Senator Brownsberger submits budget priorities to Senate Ways and Means

Today, Senator Brownsberger submitted the following letter to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means outlining his budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2015. You will find a link to the signed document below. Read the Senator’s signed letter expressing his budget priorities here. Anne Johnson Landry Committee Counsel and Policy Advisor Office […]

Budget cuts?

Yesterday I got an email from another parent, saying that most if not all Boston public schools are facing substantial budget cuts next year. For example, Winship Elementary (where my son goes) shows a WSF allocation of $2,867,109 for FY14 (http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/cms/lib07/MA01906464/Centricity/Domain/108/Budget%20Resources/7._fy14_wsf_budgets_by_school_20130202.pdf page 115) and a projected WSF allocation of $2,349,227 for FY15 (http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/cms/lib07/MA01906464/Centricity/Domain/184/FY15%20budget%20resources/FY15%20Allocations_2015.02.05.pdf page 3) […]