Governor Charlie Baker’s Fiscal Year Budget of $38.1 billion addresses many issues important to local residents while providing the foundation for future economic growth and increasing support and funding for local aid, education, human service programs, and opioid prevention grants.
In East Boston, State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and State Rep. Adrian Madaro worked diligently to place items in the budget that would be beneficial to East Boston residents. We commend our state legislators for their success in contributing to the passage of programs that will allow Eastie residents to receive much needed services. Our legislators also demonstrated foresight in supporting a spending plan that will improve the state’s long-range fiscal health.
We agree with our state legislators that this is a good budget and that the state has done its best to continue its commitment to boost local aid in cities and towns.
State aid has been so vital to our cities and towns since the passage of Proposition 2 ½. Without state aid, our communities wouldn’t be moving forward as they have been throughout the Commonwealth.