Yesterday the Senate passed a Chapter 90 authorization bill. Chapter 90 funds are the primary source of funding that the Commonwealth provides to cities and towns for road maintenance and repair.
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MA Film Tax Credit
Over the past 90 days, more constituents have contacted me about the film tax credit than about any other issue. The credit will sunset next year if we do not vote to extend it or make it permanent. Some kind of change is likely to be made as part of the state budget bill that is currently under debate.
American Rescue Plan — Resources
Budget analysts across the country are working to figure out how the new federal relief package affects local budgets.
FY22 Budget Priorities Letter to SWM
Senator Brownsberger submitted the following letter to the Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means outlining his budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2022: March 3, 2021 Michael J. RodriguesChair, Senate Committee …
COVID Housing Funding Response
In response to COVID, the Commonwealth has made significant investments in its housing assistance programs.
The legislature and the Governor recently announced a joint commitment to avoid cuts in state aid to municipalities in the current fiscal year despite the state’s own loss of revenues.