Big Wins in the Senate Budget!

As you may know, I joined my Senate colleagues last week in voting on a $41.49 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The final Senate budget makes substantial investments in key areas related to public education, local aid, transportation, health and human services, housing and assistance for low income families.

I’m very pleased that several of my local and policy-related amendments were included in the final version of the Senate budget. In addition, I was proud to vote in favor of several amendments that were adopted by the Senate, including initiatives that would improve elder behavioral healthcare, help cities and towns preserve open space and create affordable housing, expand access to educational opportunities for youth and adults, provide low-income families access to healthy foods, and protect the civil rights of undocumented immigrants.

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