November 04, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022

Senate unveils $3.66B coronavirus relief bill

$500M for essential worker bonuses, UI trust included

Erin Tierney ,

The Boston Herald / Sentinel & Enterprise

The spending would be paid for with a combination of $2.5 billion in ARPA funds and up to $1.45 billion of surplus tax revenue. Spending proposed in the bill falls short of these caps by $282 million — cash a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation report said will likely “increase bottom-line spending by between $150 and $200 million” during the amendment process.