Fiscal Year 2021
MTA calls state budget ‘positive,’ but more is needed next year
The fiscal 2021 budget is “positive for education given the challenging economic circumstances,” but next year the Legislature must begin implementing the Student Opportunity Act, increasing funding for public higher education and providing resources that families and communities need to cope with the risks and disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic.
FY21 Temporary Budget
Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2020 establishes a temporary $16.5 billion FY21 state budget. (The legislature originally intended that this budget “sunset” on October 31, 2020, but the governor vetoed this provision.)
MTA analysis of governor’s 2021 budget
On January 22, Governor Charlie Baker filed his $44.6 billion FY21 budget, known as House 2. Baker’s proposal represents the first step in the development of a state budget for fiscal 2021, which begins July 1.
Budget proposal calls for increased education spending
The governor's budget proposal that calls for $304 million in new Chapter 70 education aid and another $51 million in other new education funding.
Governor’s budget proposal is good news for preK-12, but not for public higher education
PreK-12 students are big winners in the governor’s fiscal 2021 budget proposal, but there is no progress for public higher education.