A press release from the offices of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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.
Over the past 90 days, more constituents have contacted me about the film tax credit than about any other issue. The credit will sunset next year if we do not vote to extend it or make it permanent. Some kind of change is likely to be made as part of the state budget bill that is currently under debate.
Local aid in the Governor’s proposed FY22 budget.
Budget analysts across the country are working to figure out how the new federal relief package affects local budgets.