Senate passes FY15 Budget

We got through the budget week! The Senate budget unfolded without too much drama along the lines I outlined in my pre-budget piece. Thanks to all for comments on that piece. A few highlights and notes about the process: Commenters (and others by phone and email) urged support for the Mass Cultural Council budget. We […]

House and Senate Announce Joint Local Aid Resolution

House and Senate leaders have announced an agreement to increase local aid by $125 million in the FY15 budget. Here, you will find a chart providing an evolution of local aid proposals and distributions for the communities Senator Brownsberger has represented. The chart has been updated to reflect the numbers proposed in the Joint Local […]

Concerns about the budget for Boston Public Schools

Senator Brownsberger has heard from many concerned parents about budget cuts to certain public schools in Boston.  Budget allocations are, of course, up to the BPS, but he has worked to get more state aid for education. This coming year, some schools are up and some are down, as this statement from the Mayor’s Government Relations Director explains: “BPS […]