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.”
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) […]
The legislature today approved its $34 billion budget for Fiscal 2014 (124-29 in the House and 36-3 in the Senate). Fiscal 2014 starts today, July 1. Some items of note in […]
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