• 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  


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


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


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


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


    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:



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