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MASC Legislative Bulletins contain information relating to actions taken by the Massachusetts Legislature on important legislation and the state budget process as it pertains to education funding.
The Massachusetts Senate Ways & Means Committee recently released its Budget recommendations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021. The $149.1 million budget makes a number of targeted investments to address the emerging needs of the Commonwealth as we recover from the lasting impacts of this pandemic. MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released an overview and brief analysis of the proposal as it relates to public schools in a new Legislative Bulletin.
On April 14, 2021, the Massachusetts House Ways & Means Committee released its FY2022 Budget recommendations. Among the recommendations from the House Ways and Means Committee is a significant increase in Chapter 70 funding, as well as funding for the Special Education Circuit Breaker and Regional Transportation. MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released an overview and brief analysis of the proposal as it relates to public schools in a new Legislative Bulletin.
The House Committee on Ways and Means has released its FY2021 budget recommendations. MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released an overview and brief analysis of the House Ways and Means budget in a new Legislative Bulletin.
The legislature has sent to the governor’s desk the bill addressing changes to Chapter 70, the Foundation Budget revisions, and accountability measures incorporated in what the House and Senate approved. The bill, as forwarded, is subject to possible veto or request by the governor for additional changes. MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a new Legislative Bulletin containing an overview and analysis of the revisions as well as the original bill, and the impact on Massachusetts school districts. A more formal update will be sent as developments occur.
The House Committee on Ways and Means earlier this week released their FY20 proposed budget. The proposed House budget raises the Chapter 70 allocation by nearly $18M, changes the charter tuition reimbursement formula and distribution, as well as raising Unrestricted General Government Aid by almost $30M.