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Budget Monitor: The Governor’s FY 2013 Budget

On January 25, the Governor filed his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013. Our Budget Monitor tracks the impact of those proposals on each major area of state government, from heath care and education to public safety and the environment–including information on tax revenues.

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Demystifying General Local Aid in Massachusetts

The money that the state provides to cities and towns for core local services is called General Local Aid. Our new factsheet describes the history of general local aid, the dramatic cuts of the last four years (amounting to roughly 1/3 of all funds), and various options for reform.

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FY 2013 Budget Preview

Looking ahead to the fiscal challenges the Commonwealth faces in FY 2013, our Budget Preview shows that the budget deficit will be well over $1 billion.

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FISCAL FALLOUT: The Great Recession, Policy Choices, & State Budget Cuts, Fiscal Years 2009-2012 (updated)

This updated report examines state budget cuts since the onset of the current economic downturn. It builds on our prior edition published in April (which included cuts up through the Governor’s FY 2012 budget proposal) and compares changes in major categories of state spending between FY 2009 and FY 2012. It documents deep cuts in early education, public health, and other programs that directly affect the lives of children and adults across the commonwealth.

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Budget Brief: The Fiscal Year 2012 Budget for MassHealth and Related Programs

This Budget Brief describing the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) budget for MassHealth (Medicaid) and other related health care programs is the last in a series of fact sheets published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute(MMPI) and produced by MassBudget in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. These fact sheets have been published at each stage in the FY 2012 budget process; this fact sheet summarizes the enacted budget for FY 2012.

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Budget Monitor: The Fiscal Year 2012 General Appropriations Act

The FY 2012 budget includes deep cuts in a number of areas including $24 million from the Judiciary (including probation) and over $60 million in public higher education. The final version of the budget also includes $460 million less in local aid in FY 2012 than in the original FY 2009 budget, after accounting for inflation.

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MassHealth Budget Brief: Fiscal Year 2012: House and Senate Budget Proposals

This Budget Brief on the House and Senate proposals for MassHealth and related health care programs is the fifth in a new series published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute and produced by MassBudget in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. These fact sheets will be published at each stage of the budget process, examining and explaining the proposals put forth by the Governor, the House, and the Senate.

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Budget Monitor: The Senate Fiscal Year 2012 Budget and Conference Differences

With House and Senate budget debate complete, conferees from the two branches are now meeting to resolve differences. The Conference Committee is expected to craft a budget that both branches can approve in time for the Governor to sign it, and veto those sections he disapproves of, before Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 begins on July 1st. This Budget Monitor describes the final Senate budget, including floor amendments, and describes the major differences between the House and Senate in each area of the budget.

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Budget Brief: The Senate Ways & Means FY 2012 Budget Proposals for MassHealth and Related Programs

This Budget Brief on the Senate Ways and Means proposals for MassHealth and related health care programs is the fourth in a new series published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute and produced by MassBudget in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. These fact sheets will be published at each stage of the budget process, examining and explaining the proposals put forth by the Governor, the House, and the Senate

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Budget Monitor: The Senate Ways & Means Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Senate Ways and Means (SWM) budget proposal shares a basic structure with the proposals from the Governor and House. All three rely primarily on budget cuts and reform initiatives to close the $1.9 billion gap between the revenues expected to be available and the cost of providing current services.

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