Please take two minutes right now to email your senator
As the Senate debates the FY15 budget, the MTA is supporting a number of amendments to strengthen public education throughout the Commonwealth, and we need your help in asking your senator to co-sponsor and support the following amendments:
560: Foundation Budget Review Commission, filed by Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston). This commission would ensure that the foundation budget is reviewed and, if necessary, recalculated on a regular basis. Nearly identical language was passed by unanimous roll call votes and included in the past two Senate budgets. The commission does not require an appropriation, and this language was adopted in the final version of the House budget.
499: State University Tuition and Fee Freeze, filed by Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Worcester). Increases funding for all state universities to ensure that tuition and student fees will not be raised for the 2014-2015 school year.
520: Community College Funding Formula, filed by Senator Sal N. DiDomenico (D-Everett). Provides additional funding of $20 million to all community colleges for the continued implementation of community college reform, to strengthen the connections between the colleges and local business, and to improve regional workforce training at the colleges.
Please send your state senator a message supporting these crucial amendments.