Senate Engrosses Bill Allocating Chapter 90 Funding

Yesterday, the Senate engrossed a bill that would allocate Chapter 90 funding for transportation projects, including repairs to roads and bridges, to support the infrastructure of Massachusetts cities and towns. This $300 million appropriaton reflects a $100 million increase over last year’s $200 million appropriation. The increase would be funded by revenue raised and dedicated by a transportation […]

Education Aid in the Governor’s Budget

The Governor, in his fiscal 2014 budget, has proposed to finally complete the education aid reform initiated in 2006. This is extremely good news for Watertown — Watertown had, for years, been badly short-changed by the failure to fully implement the 2006 reforms. Belmont also benefits, although more modestly, from the reform.The Governor uses a […]

Governor Patrick Releases Proposed Local Aid Numbers for FY14

The Governor has released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014, including proposed local aid numbers. The local aid figures for the municipalities in Senator Brownsberger’s district, as proposed by the Governor, can be found in the chart below. Under the Governor’s proposal, the Unrestricted General Government Aid numbers would remain the same, while the Chapter […]