Senate Overrides Governor’s Vetoes on FY22 Budget Provisions

BOSTON (9/30/21) – On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate in taking final action to override a series of gubernatorial vetoes on the state budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). In restoring key provisions of the budget, the Senate will ensure that a greater portion of the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations receive vital support from the state, that long-term studies of poverty and higher education affordability are carried out, and that regional transit authorities are sufficiently funded to emerge from the global COVID-19 pandemic, along with other items.

“Thanks to the leadership of Senate President Spilka and the work of Chair Rodrigues and the entire Ways and Means committee, we are able to fulfill our commitments made during budget deliberations to safeguard the health and wellness of some of our most vulnerable populations,” said Senator Friedman, Vice Chair of the Committee on Ways and Means. “By overriding these vetoes, we are also able to strengthen our regional transit, update our tax codes, and support our retirees, all while leaving the Commonwealth in a strong fiscal position.”

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