In The People's Blog

On July 26, the Senate passed a $513 million supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23), which included $20 million for natural disaster relief for farmers and growers affected by extreme weather events in 2023.

In addition to the farm aid, the supplemental appropriations include:

  • $180M for relief to fiscally strained hospitals
  • $100M for a supplemental transfer to the Pension Liability Fund
  • $75M to support school districts with extraordinary special education costs
  • $60.3M for staffing needs at the Department of Transitional Assistance
  • $40M for a reserve to support costs related to Tatum vs. Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • $26.2M for collective bargaining agreement costs
  • $10.7M for public health hospitals
  • $506k for interstate flood compact costs
  • $200k for EEC contingency contract costs

The supplemental will now be reconciled with the House’s proposals before being sent to the Governor for her signature.

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