Today, Senator Brownsberger submitted this letter to the Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee outlining his budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2016. He lists many items of importance, but his top priorities are increased Chapter 70 (education) funding; full funding for the Special Education Circuit Breaker Fund; full funding for the Department of Conservation and Recreation; substantial fund increases for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation; full funding of Charter School Reimbursements to local school districts; and full funding of Kindergarten Development Grants.
This post is a message from the bipartisan leadership of the State Senate about the conversation going on right now in formulating the rules that govern the flow of bills in the legislature. The conversation is going to reach a conclusion over the next week or so, but I’d appreciate hearing your thoughts.
I was heartened by Governor Baker’s effort to budget honestly for the costs that are hard to control in the state budget.
We share this invitation to a breakfast briefing on April 1 featuring Senator Brownsberger discussing his legislation, Docket 809, to ban non-competition agreements in Massachusetts.
We share this press release from the Senate Ways and Means Committee. Senator Brownsberger offered the amendments adopted to bill S.21 related to Committee for Public Counsel Services and statewide grand juries.
Senator Brownsberger will serve as a panelist at the Second Annual Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Summit on Monday, March 16th, 2015 at the UMass Boston Campus Center. Registration for the event begins at 8:30 am, and the formal program begins at 9:30 am. Here is a link to the full program and RSVP information.