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Senate Ways and Means Releases FY 2016 Budget Recommendations

May 14, 2015

Cover Page FY 16

On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means announced a $38.01 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016. The budget makes strategic, targeted investments in a variety of areas to create new opportunities, strengthen networks of support and encourage overall economic growth for individuals, families and communities across the Commonwealth.

“These budget line items are more than just numbers,” said Senate Committee on Ways and Means Chair Karen Spilka. “They reflect shared Senate values and our commitment to foster upward economic mobility and greater equality for all residents. Our goal is to lift all families and lay the foundation for shared prosperity.”

Click here to read a Message from the Chair, the Executive Summary and the full budget recommendations.

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Senators can file amendments to the Senate Ways and Means recommendations until Thursday at 5 p.m. The full Senate will then debate the Fiscal Year 2016 budget in formal session beginning Tuesday, May 19th.

In June, a Conference Committee will work out the differences between the House and Senate versions and send a compromise budget to the Governor.

 

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