• State Budget Process-First Step-the Governor’s Budget (Part Two)

    by  • January 26, 2018 • News

    As mentioned in part one, on January 24th, Governor Baker released his FY19 Budget and to see his full budget see this link:  http://budget.digital.mass.gov/bb/h1/fy19h1/

    Part Two is focusing on the public library funding.

    There are several library line items MALC follows:

    a) 7000-9101 Board of Library Commissioners- Got a slight increase to $1,088,204  

    http://budget.digital.mass.gov/bb/h1/fy19h1/brec_19/act_19/h70009101.htm

    b) 7000-9401 for State Aid to Regional Libraries Local Aid also got an increase to $10,082,140 

    http://budget.digital.mass.gov/bb/h1/fy19h1/brec_19/act_19/h70009401.htm

    c) 7000-9501, Public Libraries Local Aid was increase slightly as well to $9,180,900

    http://budget.digital.mass.gov/bb/h1/fy19h1/brec_19/act_19/h70009501.htm

    d) 7000-9506 For Library Technology and Automated Resource-Sharing Networks was also increased by a small margin to $2,115, 928

    http://budget.digital.mass.gov/bb/h1/fy19h1/brec_19/act_19/h70009506.htm

    e) 7000-9508 Center for the Book was level funded

    http://budget.digital.mass.gov/bb/h1/fy19h1/brec_19/act_19/h70009508.htm

    The next step in the budget process is for the House Ways and Means Committee to release its proposed budget in April.

    More info on the State Budget process:

    https://malegislature.gov/Budget/FY2019/HouseWaysMeansBudget

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