The General Court of Massachusetts State House, Boston, 02133-1053 —- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Laura Oggeri Seth Gitell July 1, 2013 Senate President House Speaker (617) 722-1500 (617) 722-2500 House, Senate Pass Fiscal Year 2013 Supplemental Budget Adds $133.4 million to FY13 spending and strengthens EBT enforcement […]
The Speaker and the Senate President issued an joint press release on the budget.
The final budget conference report is out and will be approved today. Here are some early observations.
How is the state doing financially? What can cities and towns expect from the state? In short, the answers are: Pretty well and cities and towns can expect continued moderate aid growth, but the outlook is uncertain and the state is likely to continue to neglect real needs.
We passed our budget today. It is notable for many things, including a heavy emphasis on local aid.
Below, please find the local aid numbers released in today’s Senate Ways and Means FY13 budget proposal. The Senate will debate the budget next week. Note that in addition to improving somewhat on the Chapter 70 and UGGA numbers, the Senate budget increased the special education circuit breaker to full funding at the 75% level. […]