Baker releases $39.5 billion budget for 2017

Governor Charlie Baker released House 2, the second budget proposal of his administration, on Jan. 27, 2016. Baker's $39.5 billion spending proposal represents virtually no increase in overall state expenditures over the current fiscal year.

Read our full analysis of the governor’s budget proposal for public education — including specifics about proposed funding for preK-12, local aid, higher education, early education and employee benefits. Spreadsheets for each section of the proposed budget related to public education are available here.