State Budget

State Budget

Fiscal Year 2018

Massachusetts State House

Each January the Governor releases his version of the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on July 1st. Each branch of the legislature (House and Senate) in turn develops a budget on which they ultimately agree and send to the Governor for his signature prior to July 1st. The Arc tracks each step in the budget process and offers helpful comments on sections that pertain to issues affecting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click here to watch a video about one of the issues that we care about.

Click the headlines below to view the budgets and analyses.
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Charlie Baker

Governor’s Budget (House One)

(Released in late January)

Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, Chair

House Ways & Means Committee Budget

(Released in April)


Speaker Robert A. DeLeo

House Budget

(Released in April)

Karen Spilka

Senator Karen E. Spilka, Chair

Senate Ways & Means Committee Budget

(Released in May)

Stanley Rosenberg

Senate Budget

(Released in May)

Conference Committee Budget

(Released in June)

Governor Vetoes and Overrides

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