November 17, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022

Mariano intends to run for speaker again

Says he's lucky with all the money the Legislature has to spend

Sam Doran ,

Commonwealth Magazine

The Senate last Wednesday added 430 amendments earmarking funds, primarily for local COVID response and recovery projects, and 19 new policy sections, according to a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation analysis. The foundation described the Senate’s earmarked spending as “comparable to the House in number and cost” but reported that “unlike the House which created several earmark accounts organized by policy area, the Senate put 411 of the earmarks in one major account, while adding four earmarks to other items.”