House Ways and Means Committee releases FY14 budget proposal

Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013
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The House Ways and Means Committee released its $33.8 billion budget proposal for FY14 on Wednesday, April 10. While it is a 3.9 percent increase in spending, it is $1 billion less than Gov. Deval L. Patrick's proposal.

The budget did not contain the much sought after judicial pay raise. The House funded the Trial Court at $567.8 million up from FY13 funding of $560.1 million. That amount, however, was $21.7 million short of their maintenance budget request of $589.5 million and $10 million less than Patrick's FY14 proposal of $577.5 million.

The House funded the Trial Court at $567.8 million up from FY13 funding of $560.1 million, however, $21.7 million short of their maintenance budget request of $589.5 million and $10 million less than Patrick's FY14 proposal of $577.5 million.

The House of Representatives will begin debate on the budget on April 22, 2013. Amendments must be filed by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013.

To view the budget proposal, click here.