MASSACHUSETTS STATE BUDGET
Massachusetts Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
In July, Massachusetts State Legislature unanimously passed a $52.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). This budget upholds fiscal responsibility and makes targeted investments to strengthen the state’s economic foundation, protect the most vulnerable residents and support the everyday needs of communities and families in the Commonwealth.
Common Application for State Benefits and Services
The budget includes an important new section directing the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to develop and implement a common application portal for individuals to simultaneously apply for state-administered needs-based benefits and services.
Child Marriage Ban
This budget took the historic step of banning child marriages, a critical step in protecting children throughout the Commonwealth, banning anyone under the age of 18 from getting married under any circumstances.
Specifics on the FY2023 Budget can be found here:
Below are district specific allocations for Wellesley, Weston and Wayland that were included in the House budget.
Chapter 70- $9,665,964
Unrestricted Government Aid- $1,500,637
$60,000 for the digitalization of municipal records for the town of Wellesley;
$100,000 to assist with electric vehicle charging station projects;
$100,000 for thermal imaging cameras for the Wellesley fire department.
Chapter 70- $4,124,960
Unrestricted Government Aid- $433,314
$150,000 for water tank improvement and other related costs in the town of Weston.
Chapter 70- $6,102,726
Unrestricted Government Aid- $1,047,118
$25,000 for upgrades to the high school field house lighting in the town of Wayland.
*Chapter 70/School Aid