As mentioned in prior MALC posts, the end of the two year Legislative session is July 31st and all pending matters before the Senate and House need to be taken up (the budget overrides and pending key legislation).
Please see MALC’s blog post on what vetoes need to be overridden and how to advocate:
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As MALC reported Sunday night, last Friday afternoon (July 8th), Governor Charlie Baker vetoed $256 million in spending for the state’s 2017 Budget Proposal. The legislature has until July 31 to override all or some of his line item vetoes and/or his line item funding reductions.
MALC urges all artists and arts/creative economy supporters to...Read more →
Please read the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s recent press release highlighting some of the hard work and passionate persuasion involved in successfully moving the Senate to fund the MCC to $15 million.
State Senate Votes to Increase Arts & Cultural Funding by $1M
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Today, the Senate finalized its FY17 budget. This was the third step in the budget process. The next step is the joint conference committee where in June members of the House and Senate are appointed to reconcile their two budgets into one budget.
To review the steps of the State Budget Process:
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MCC Amendment #315 now up to $15 million!
A second redraft of the MCC amendment #315, line item 0640-03000, shows MCC funding now up to $15 million!
Keep up your calls to Senators!!
Please keep calling your state senators to support Amendment #315, as well as the items listed below, and share this post far and wide!
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Senate budget debate begins today, Tuesday, May 24th!
Today, the Senate is slated to start its debate on the proposed Senate budget. As MALC mentioned in an earlier post about the House Budget, when either the House or Senate is in what is called “formal session”, the State House, by law, needs to remain open...Read more →
As we mentioned in Parts One & Two, the Massachusetts Senate Ways & Means is responsible for crafting and releasing the Senate’s budget. This is the third step in our state’s budget process:
The first step of the budget process was the release of the Governor’s...Read more →
As we mentioned in Part One, the Massachusetts Senate Ways & Means Committee is responsible for crafting and releasing the Senate’s budget. This is the third step in our state’s budget process. See: https://malegislature.gov/Budget/Process.
The first step of the budget process was the release of the Governor’s Budget. The second step was the...Read more →