BOSTON – The Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2019 State of Massachusetts budget, earlier today, July 18.
The final version of the budget includes significant increases to local aid for Ashland and strengthens numerous state-wide programs.
“This year we secured significant increases in local funding and education spending in the 7th Middlesex district, as well as the inclusion of funding for several local projects,” said Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, a Democrat from Framingham.
“I was honored to advocate for my district and was particularly privileged to support funding for a number of projects championed by the late Representative Chris Walsh, which have been included in today’s conference committee report,” said Rep. Lewis.
Framingham received $47,342,453, in Chapter 70 Education funding which is a $4,979,232 increase over fiscal year 2018.
Keefe Technical High School in Framingham received $4,810,820, a $403,179 increase over last year.
Framingham received $10,286,847 in local aid, a $347,864 increase over FY18.
$29,890,701 for Framingham State University, a $1,777,206 increase over last year
Other Framingham Funding Included:
$100,000 for the Danforth Museum and Art School project at Framingham State University
$250,000 for Framingham to assist with the transition to a city government
$50,000 for Downtown Framingham, Inc.
$25,000 for Hoops and Homework for after-school programming
The budget passed both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State Senate, and is now before Governor Baker for his signature.