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Legislative Bulletins

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.

Legislative Bulletin: Conference Committee Budget Recommendations (July 9, 2015)

Conference Committee Reports Budget Recommendations (pdf).

Legislative Bulletin: Senate Ways and Means Budget Recommendations (May 14, 2015)

Senate Ways & Means FY16 Budget Recommendations

The May 15, 2015 Legislative Bulletin features an MASC overview of the Massachusetts Senate Ways And Means FY2016 budget recommendations.


Legislative Bulletin: Governor's Budget Recommendations (March 5, 2015)

In the just-released MASC Legislative Bulletin for March, 2015, MASC general counsel Stephen Finnegan weighs in on key considerations for school leaders outlined in the Governor's Budget Proposal, including: Funding for Chapter 70, General Aid to Education Regional Transportation, Homeless Student Transportationand Special Education Circuit Breaker, Metcoand Charter School Reimbursement, the Special Education Inflation Rate Freeze, and more.


Legislative Bulletin: Selection of Arbitrators (October 22, 2014)

MASC has released an updated Legislative Bulletin for October 22, 2014 with important updates regarding the selection of Arbitrators. Read the bulletin here (pdf).

August 20, 2014: Gun Bill and Other End-Of-Session Matters

The MASC report on final FY15 budget, the Massachusetts Gun Violence bill and other related end-of-year rulings and legislative issues related to education is now available for download.