Timely Local Aid Notification Senate # 8

Vote Description

Amendment #13 to S.9, Senate Joint Rules, states that cities and towns shall be given the minimum amount of chapter 70 local aid for the upcoming fiscal year by March 15th. https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S9/Amendments/Senate

Mass Fiscal Explanation

Mass Fiscal supports a yes vote because we believe this amendment increases transparency and gives municipalities better tools to act fiscally responsible. Many cities and town plan their annual budgeting in the spring, however this is difficult for them when they have no idea how much funding they will get from the state. This amendment would require only the minimum state funding to be available to cities and towns reasonably, by March 15th, although this does not limit them from being budgeted more money.

Mass Fiscal's Stance

Vote result on 02/02/2017

FAILED

Yea
7

Nay
33

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Michael BarrettThird Middlesex 1%
Joe BoncoreFirst Suffolk and Middlesex 1%
Michael Brady2nd Plymouth and Bristol 2%
William N. BrownsbergerSecond Suffolk and Middlesex 1%
Harriette L. ChandlerFirst Worcester 1%
Sonia Chang-DiazSecond Suffolk 44%
Cynthia Stone CreemFirst Middlesex and Norfolk 2%
Julian CyrCape and Islands 1%
Viriato Manuel deMacedoPlymouth and Barnstable 65%
Sal N. DiDomenicoMiddlesex and Suffolk 1%
Kenneth J. DonnellyFourth Middlesex 38%
Eileen DonoghueFirst Middlesex 2%
James B. EldridgeMiddlesex and Worcester 3%
Ryan C. FattmanWorcester and Norfolk 74%
Jennifer L. FlanaganWorcester and Middlesex 30%
Linda Dorcena ForryFirst Suffolk 2%
Anne M. GobiWorcester, Hampden, Hampshire, and Middlesex 4%
Adam G. HindsBerkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden 2%
Donald F. HumasonSecond Hampden and Hampshire 60%
Kathleen O'Connor IvesFirst Essex 4%
Patricia D. JehlenSecond Middlesex 2%
John F. KeenanNorfolk and Plymouth 1%
Barbara L'ItalienSecond Essex and Middlesex 2%
Eric P. LesserFirst Hampden and Hampshire 1%
Jason M. LewisFifth Middlesex 1%
Joan B. LovelySecond Essex 2%
Thomas M. McGeeThird Essex 3%
Mark C. MontignySecond Bristol and Plymouth 4%
Michael O. MooreSecond Worcester 3%
Patrick O'ConnorPlymouth and Norfolk 40%
Marc R. PachecoFirst Plymouth and Bristol 2%
Michael J. RodriguesFirst Bristol and Plymouth 2%
Stanley C. RosenbergHampshire, Franklin and Worcester 0%
Richard J. RossNorfolk, Bristol and Middlesex 47%
Michael F. RushNorfolk and Suffolk 2%
Karen SpilkaSecond Middlesex and Norfolk 1%
Bruce E. TarrFirst Essex and Middlesex 57%
Walter F. TimiltyNorfolk, Bristol and Plymouth 4%
James E. TimiltyBristol and Norfolk 38%
James T. WelchHampden 2%