Now that Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll’s proposed budget is public (read more here), the Joint Committee on Ways and Means is holding hearings across Massachusetts over the next few weeks to gather testimony to inform the legislature’s budget proposals.
As Assistant Vice Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, I will host and chair one of these hearings focused on the proposed education and local aid funding – at UMass Amherst on March 13 at 11:00 a.m.
The full list of hearings is as follows:
- Tuesday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House focused on Administration and Finance, Constitutional Officers, Inspector General, EOTSS
- Monday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. at UMass Amherst focused on Education and Local Aid
- Tuesday, March 21 at 11:00 a.m. in Fitchburg focused on Health and Human Services
- Monday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. at UMass Dartmouth focused on Environment and Energy, Transportation
- Tuesday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. in Arlington focused on Health and Human Services
- Friday, March 31 in Gloucester focused on Economic Development, House, Labor
- Tuesday, April 4 in Springfield focused on Public Safety, Judiciary
- Friday, April 7 at the State House open to the public for comments
We will keep you updated on the General Public Hearing to be held on April 7 as the details are confirmed. This is the only hearing where public testimony will be accepted. The other hearings are invitation-only.
My team and I are always interested in hearing your thoughts on all bills, including the current budget proposal. Please feel free to share them with us via the form here.