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Legislature Passes FY 2016 Budget to Lift All Families

July 16, 2015

Last week, the legislature sent a $­38.145 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2016 to the Governor’s desk.

“These budget line items are more than just numbers. They represent values, priorities and meaningful tools for people across the Commonwealth,” said Senate Committee on Ways and Means Chair Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland).

“We invest in the future, strengthening pathways to educational opportunity from early education through college and workforce training.

We provide assistance for those struggling with opioid addiction and help people find stable housing solutions.

My goal when I became Chair of Senate Ways and Means this year was to create a budget to lift all families. This final budget accomplishes that goal.”

Lifting All FamiliesThe Earned Income Tax Credit increase is a big step to address rising income inequality and put more money in the pockets of hard-working families.


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