October 30, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022

Editorial: Easing the pain by building the future

It’s critical for state lawmakers to get those federal funds out the door where they can do some good.

The Boston Globe

During some six weeks of public hearings, legislators received requests totaling about $30 billion, according to Representative Dan Hunt, who chaired some of those hearings. In the 24 hours House members were given to file amendments to the House leadership’s proposed $3.65 billion federal spending relief bill, they proposed 1,126 amendments looking to spend an additional $5.8 billion, according to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.