Local Aid in the FY2010 Budget

The House-Senate conference committee report on the budget is now available online. The budget is now final, subject only to veto by the Governor.

The local aid numbers appear below.   For an excel version, click here. In a nutshell, the conference committee accepted the Senate’s 2% cut in Chapter 70 aid and came up towards the House from the Senate’s low number on unrestricted local aid government aid.   The conferees also accepted the Senate’s recommendation to allow local communities to impose an additional .75% on the meals tax and a 2% hotel tax.  Those potential local revenue add-ons are not reflected in the numbers below.

Additional discussion will follow.

2010 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Published by Will Brownsberger

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

2 replies on “Local Aid in the FY2010 Budget”

  1. Will,

    If the state decides it does not have enough money to pay for 40% of the new Wellington school in Belmont, is Belmont on the hook for 100% of the costs?

  2. The Wellington money is not part of the budgetary process and seems as safe as it can be. I recently reconfirmed this with the head of the School Building Authority. If we were way back in the queue, I would worry about future financial pressure, but we are right at the front and moving forward.

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