Earlier this week, the Massachusetts State Senate passed S.2545, An Act fostering voter opportunities, trust, equity and security (the VOTES Act). This comprehensive voting reform bill permanently codifies mail-in and early voting options used in Massachusetts in 2020.
ARPA allocated $5.3 billion in Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds to Massachusetts.
Update on Coronavirus local aid as of August 2021.
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocated funding to states, counties, and municipalities to cover costs incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Logistics about the timeline for payments can be found here.
Yesterday the Senate passed a Chapter 90 authorization bill. Chapter 90 funds are the primary source of funding that the Commonwealth provides to cities and towns for road maintenance and repair.
Massachusetts has created a grant program for small businesses affected by COVID-19.