MA Senate Ways and Means Releases FY19 Budget Proposal

On May 10, the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its FY2019 budget proposal of $41.42 billion. The SWM budget proposal includes about $61 million more spending than Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget plan (H.2) and $97 million less in spending than the budget adopted by the House last month. For an analysis of smart growth and regional planning priorities in the Massachusetts House budget, click here.

Amendments to the Senate Ways and Means budget are due at noon on Monday, May 14. MAPC will be asking you to reach out to your legislators to co-sponsor amendments to support and further strengthen our top budget priorities: funding for the Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Grants and funding for District Local Technical Assistance.

Click here to read our fact sheet on Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Grants Click here to read our fact sheet on District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA)

MAPC also supports a number of other priorities, including funding for the Community Compact program and the Efficiency and Regionalization Grants, which both received $2 million in FY18.

The Senate will begin debate on the FY19 budget proposal Tuesday, May 22, and we will keep you posted as the process moves forward.