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Budget News from the Massachusetts House of Representatives

On April 27, 2016, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $39.56 billion state budget for fiscal year 2017. The budget will now move to the Senate. 154 more words


State Budget Update: House Ways & Means Releases FY17 Proposal

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means unveiled its $39.48 billion state budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. The House proposal comes in at $76 million below the Governor’s proposal. 162 more words


In Quotes: Advocacy Day Voices

This past Thursday was Advocacy Day at the State House, and hundreds of passionate early education supporters told their stories about educating young children to members of the state Legislature. 623 more words


The Massachusetts Senate Puts “Kids First”

Children will be getting new attention from the Massachusetts Senate. Last week, the Senate announced that it’s launching a new initiative called Kids First that will work to improve the lives of the commonwealth’s children. 529 more words

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In Quotes: A Budget Season Commitment to Children

“From education to energy to transportation; from economic development bills that focus on diverse regions and industries to our nationally-heralded gun safety legislation; we are known in Massachusetts and this House for pairing bold ideas with commitment to collaboration. 216 more words


Governor Baker Releases FY17 State Budget Proposal

Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released a $39.6 billion state budget proposal for fiscal year 2017.

“This year’s budget sets the table for fiscal responsibility and a strong economic environment, without raising taxes or fees on our hardworking families,” Baker said… 514 more words


How to pay for the MBTA? Get more cars off the road.

The MBTA is in a financial crunch. The recently convened MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board painted a “bleak picture” of the MBTA and its finances in September: it has a projected deficit of $242 million deficit in fiscal 2017. 1,180 more words