December 09, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022

Gov. Baker Closing in on ARPA Spending Bill Decisions

The Legislature sent its bill to Baker last Friday and he has until Monday to act on the legislation

Michael Norton ,

State House News Service / 10 Boston

According to a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation analysis that highlights some of the bill's pressure points, the biggest buckets of money in the bill are for health care ($964 million), housing ($624 million), and $500 million allotments for both premium pay awards and the unemployment insurance system. The bill also doles out $414 million for infrastructure, $389 million for education, $267 million for economic development, and $124 million for human services.