Local Aid — My Communities’ Numbers (24th Middlesex Historical)

The chart below shows major local aid program data for Arlington, Belmont and Cambridge. Note that for Fiscal 2012, the budget includes a mechanism that may restore cuts in Unrestricted General Government Aid if sufficient reverted funds are available from Fiscal 2011 accounts.

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FY12 Budget — House, Senate, Governor and Final all same Arlington Belmont Cambridge
Chapter 70 6,880,580 5,571,323 8,643,123
Unrestricted Government Aid 5,952,940 1,771,704 16,856,874
Total Section 3 (Major Program) Aid 12,833,520 7,343,027 25,499,997
Change from 2011 Budgeted Total including ARRA -2.6% -2.9% -5.3%
House FY 2011 Budget — Same as final
Chapter 70 6,632,057 5,541,573 8,596,971
Potential Allocation of Federal Funds 129,741 108,409 168,181
Unrestricted General Government Aid 6,416,909 1,909,790 18,170,690
Potential Total Section 3 Local Aid 13,178,707 7,559,772 26,935,842
Change from 2010 Budgeted Total including ARRA (549,113) (314,991) (1,122,327)
Same change as % of 2010 -4.0% -4.0% -4.0%
Governor’s 2011 Budgeted (House 2)
Chapter 70 7,043,540 5,885,398 9,130,367
Unrestricted General Government Aid 6,684,280 1,989,365 18,927,802
Total Major Programs 13,727,820 7,874,763 28,058,169
Change from 2010 Budgeted Total including ARRA 0 0 0
FY2010 House/Senate Conference Committee Report
Chapter 70 Aid 6,104,708 4,511,739 9,130,367
Unrestricted General Government Aid (1) 6,684,280 1,989,365 18,927,802
Potential Allocation of Federal Funds from ARRA 938,832 1,373,659 0
Total Local Aid including Stimulus Allocation 13,727,820 7,874,763 28,058,169
Change from 2009 Budgeted Total with Stimulus -1,943,647 460,782 -7,995,832
% Chg from 2009 Budgeted Total with Stimulus -12.4% 6.2% -22.2%
Senate Final Action FY2010 (with Sales Tax)
Chapter 70 Aid 6,104,708 4,511,739 9,130,367
Unrestricted General Government Aid (1) 6,217,040 1,850,306 17,604,724
Potential Allocation of Federal Funds from ARRA 938,832 1,373,659 0
Total Local Aid including Stimulus Allocation 13,260,580 7,735,704 26,735,091
Change from 2009 Budgeted Total with Stimulus (2,410,887) 321,723 (9,318,910)
% Change from 2009 Budgeted Total -15% 4% -26%
House Budgeted FY2010 (with Sales Tax)
Chapter 70 Aid 6,229,294 4,603,815 9,316,701
Unrestricted General Government Aid (1) 7,875,026 2,327,198 23,131,899
Potential Allocation of Federal Funds from ARRA 914,048 1,364,975 309,750
Total Local Aid including Stimulus Allocation 15,018,368 8,295,988 32,758,350
Change from 2009 Budgeted Total with Stimulus (653,099) 882,007 (3,295,651)
% Change from 2009 Budgeted Total -4.2% 11.9% -9.1%
Governors Proposed additional FY2010 Aid (3)
Meals tax increase (1%) (4) 898,538 267,422 2,544,381
Rooms tax increase (1%) (4) 174,300 51,875 493,563
Aid to mitigate reductions in excess of 10% 55,630 989,799
Total new local aid proposals (not budgeted) 1,128,468 319,297 4,027,743
Total 2010 Aid if proposals adopted 14,104,320 6,931,013 32,448,600
$ Reduction from 2009 Budgeted (1,567,147) (482,968) (3,605,401)
% Reduction from 2009 budgeted -10.0% -6.5% -10.0%
Governors FY2010 Budgeted (House 1)
Chapter 70 Aid (level funded) 6,229,294 4,603,815 9,316,701
Unrestricted General Government Aid (1) 6,746,558 2,007,901 19,104,156
Total 2010 Budgeted Major Programs 12,975,852 6,611,716 28,420,857
$ Reduction from 2009 Budgeted (2,695,615) (802,265) (7,633,144)
% Reduction from 2009 budgeted -17.2% -10.8% -21.2%
FY2009 Budgeted
Chapter 70 Aid 6,229,294 4,603,815 9,316,701
Unrestricted General Government Aid (1) 9,442,173 2,810,166 26,737,300
Total 2009 Budgeted Major Programs 15,671,467 7,413,981 36,054,001
9C Cuts to Unrestricted Municipal Aid (920,103) (273,840) (2,605,446)
Reduced 2009 Total after 9C Cuts 14,751,364 7,140,141 33,448,555
% Reduction from 2009 Budgeted Total -5.9% -3.7% -7.2%
(1) Includes Addditional Assistance, Lottery and Supplement to Lottery
(2) Governor made an across the board 9.74% cut in unrestricted general government aid
(3) Subject to separate votes on tax increases
(4) Apportioned by specific amounts in Section 3 of the budget bill and guaranteed from the
general fund in event of short fall

Published by Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is State Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District.