Senate Passes FY19 Budget

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Statement from Senator Spilka on the Senate FY19 budget:

"Last night, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a forward-looking budget that reflects our values as a Senate, creates opportunities and invests in our people and our shared future.

I opened this week of debate by quoting Martin Luther King, Jr.: 'We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.'

The time is now to step up and continue to lead the nation in our longstanding priority areas, including education, health care, civil rights, clean energy, economic innovation and protecting the vulnerable.

I’m grateful to my Ways and Means and Senate colleagues, constituents, advocates and my Senate staff for their insights and hard work throughout the Senate budget process, and look forward to continuing to advocate for our shared values and priorities in Conference Committee deliberations."

Sarah Bldogett