Today the the Massachusetts Senate Ways & Means Committee, which is responsible for crafting the Senate’s budget, released its Senate FY 2017 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 budget. The second step was the release and finalization...Read more →
It is going to a very busy two weeks up at the Massachusetts State House.
The Senate Ways & Means budget is slated to be released on Tuesday, May 17th at 11am. Amendments to the Senate budget will more than likely need to be filed by Friday, May 20th, and on Tuesday, May 24th,...Read more →
MALC is a strong supporter of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and the important work its does for our community. The MCC has been a key collaborator with MALC on our annual Artists Under the Dome Event at the State House and has consistently supported MALC’s policies and priorities.
MALC would like to share...Read more →
One of MALC’s key goals, in addition to advocacy, is to educate those who are advocating about how the legislative processes work. By understanding the process, your voice will be effectively heard and you will gain the trust of your legislative representatives.
A case-in-point is the recent House budget decision to cut funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council....Read more →
Unfortunately, the amendment to fund the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) to $17 million did NOT pass. See Amendment #344 for line item 0640-0300:
As you may recall, the Governor level-funded the MCC at $14 million in his FY2017 Budget, while the House Budget proposed funding for the MCC at $10 million (a four million...Read more →
UPDATE ON Massachusetts Cultural Council budget amendment #344 https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4200/Amendment/House/344/OriginalText
Amendment #344 is classified with other amendments under the policy-centered grouping “Labor and Economic Development“. MALC is hoping it will be bundled into Consolidated “H” and will be up for a vote today, Wednesday, April 27. MALC hopes the funding will stay at $17...Read more →
Your State Representative needs to hear from you!
For those who have not done so, please contact your State Representative to support eight House budget amendments and oppose two House budget amendments.
Our post from Friday contains all you need to know – what amendments artists need to advocate for, which to oppose, and...Read more →
House budget debate begins today!
Today, the House is slated to start its debate on the proposed House budget at 10am. When either the House or Senate is in what is called “formal session”, the State House, by law, needs to remain open to the public. This means if the debate goes into the late...Read more →