During the week of April 22nd, the Massachusetts House debated changes to the first version of the Budget released by the House Committee on Ways and Means. This post will take you through that process and what I advocated for this session.

  1. Letter to House Ways & Means
  2. House Ways & Means Budget Released
  3. House Budget Debate

1. Letter to House Ways and Means

On March 19, 2019, I wrote a letter outlining my priorities for the FY2020 House Budget addressed to the House Chair of Ways and Means, Aaron Michlewitz. In the letter, I outlined my budgetary priorities, both local and statewide. Priorities included:

  • Boston Landmarks Orchestra funding
  • Magazine Beach Restoration in Cambridgeport
  • West End Museum in Boston
  • Pre-K Grant Funding
  • Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporations
  • DCR State Parks and Recreation Operations

2. House Ways and Means Budget

On April 10, 2019, the House Ways and Means Budget was released.

3. House Budget Debate

After the House Ways & Means Budget is released, members are given time to file amendments to the budget to reflect changes that they would like to see in the final House Budget.

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