FY17 Veto Overrides

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: $8,674,528 Senate vote: 33-6 0320-0010: Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office Reduce by: $15,677 Reduce to: $1,552,058 Senate vote: 36-3 0321-1504: CPCS Attorney Salaries […]

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 less than $50,000 shall be expended for energy conservation projects for school and town buildings in Belmont;” 2800-0401: “provided, that not less than $50,000 shall […]

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 exceed 25 per cent of the total district costs and in which tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at an approved private school […]

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.