The Senate took the following votes to override the Governor’s FY17 Vetoes: The Senate voted to override the following vetoes: 0320-0003: Supreme Judicial Court Administration Reduce by: $87,621 Reduce to: …
FY17 Budget Settled
It’s a tight budget and we’ll have to watch closely to see whether its assumptions hold up.
Items of Local Interest in the FY17 Budget
The following items of local interest were adopted in the FY17 budget: Belmont (amendments offered by Representative Roger and included in the final package): 2000-1000: “and provided further, that not …
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Lots of hard work done; lots left to do to get to end of job on the budget. The Senate process is complete. The House-Senate conference process begins shortly.
Extraordinary Special Education Costs
The Senate adopted a budget amendment #142 sponsored by Senator Brownsberger titled “Extraordinary Special Education Costs.” This amendment would make $500,000 available for communities, like Watertown, in which “special education costs …
Senator Brownsberger submits FY17 budget priorities to Senate Ways and Means
Today, Senator Brownsberger submitted this letter to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means outlining his budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 (beginning on July 1, 2016). Education, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and addressing excessive fees on people on probation and parole are among his top priorities.