Tagged with Budget

Budget Forum to be Held April 12

Brooks School, Medford – map State Senator Pat Jehlen will be sponsoring a forum on the Massachusetts Budget on Tuesday, April 12. The forum will be dedicated to discussing the problems facing this year’s budget, and their potential solutions. Noah Berger, president of Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget), will be on hand to explain … Continue reading »

Budget Forum April 1st

Century Bank, 400 Mystic Ave, Medford mapright off Route 93, near Somerville7-9pm For anyone curious about the budget process going into the 2010 fiscal year, Senator Patricia Jehlen‘s office has organized an informational event in Medford, right near the Somerville border. Representatives Paul Donato, Jim Dwyer, Sean Garballey, Jason Lewis, Denise Provost, Carl Sciortino and … Continue reading »

2007-2008 Formal Legislative Session Update

At the end of July, the House and the Senate wrapped up the 2007-2008 formal session with a list of legislative accomplishments that will help to significantly improve our state‚Äôs economy, environment, health care system and aging infrastructure. The extent of our broad-reaching achievements in the legislature is in part thanks to our new Governor … Continue reading »

FY 2009 Local Aid for Cambridge and Somerville

In the Fiscal Year 2009 State Budget approved by the House and Senate and signed by the Governor, both Cambridge and Somerville saw increases in the amount of aid that they receive from the state. There are three types of assistance that cities and towns receive from the state: 1. Chapter 70 funding. The Chapter … Continue reading »

FY 2009 Budget Highlights

Helping to craft our state budget is one of the most important parts of my job. Every year, the legislators across Massachusetts hear from their constituents about important priorities for funding within the district. Citizens and advocacy groups are encouraged to call, write, or come visit the State House to make sure their Representative knows … Continue reading »