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Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget

State Budget

Governor Baker signs FY18 budget, with vetoes
On Monday, July 17, Governor Baker signed the FY18 state budget into law, after making $320 million in vetoes. The Governor reduced funding for early education and care by $2.68 million, including:

• $1 million for Reach Out and Read;
• $1.25 million for early childhood mental health;
• $200,000 for preschool planning grants;
• $100,000 for the Parent-Child Home Program; and
• $100,000 for an early education workforce study to be conducted by UMass Boston.

Contact your state legislators today and ask them to override Governor Baker’s vetoes to early education and care.

See below for budget details. For more information and advocacy opportunities contact Titus DosRemedios at tdosremedios@strategiesforchildren.org, (617) 330-7387.

 

Rate Reserve for Early Educators (3000-1042)
FY16 GAA: $5,000,000 [line item 1599-0042]
FY17 GAA: $12,500,000 [line item 1599-0042]
FY18 Governor: $7,000,000
FY18 House Ways & Means: $15,000,000
FY18 House final: $20,000,000
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $10,000,000
FY18 Senate Final: $10,000,000
FY18 Conference Committee: $15,000,000
FY18 Final (GAA): $15,000,000

EEC Administration (3000-1000)
FY16 GAA: $13,719,920
FY17 GAA: $5,666,766 [$6.75 million transferred to 3000-1020]
FY17 9C cuts: -$25,000
FY18 Governor: $5,686,617
FY18 House Ways & Means: $5,686,618
FY18 House final: $5,736,618
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $5,711,617
FY18 Senate Final: $5,761,617 [includes $50,000 earmark for Pittsfield early ed. programming]
FY18 Conference Committee: $5,761,617 [includes earmarks for local early ed. programming: $50,000 for Pittsfield and $25,000 for Cambridge]
FY18 Governor's Veto: -$25,000 for early education programming in Cambridge

Quality Improvement (3000-1020)
FY17 GAA: $32,396,637 [includes $4 million earmark for QRIS]
FY18 Governor: $31,962,455
FY18 House Ways & Means: $30,712,455 [includes $4 million earmark for QRIS]
FY18 House final: $30,712,455 [includes ]
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $31,762,455
FY18 Senate Final: $31,862,455 [includes $100,000 earmark for early ed. workforce study by UMass Boston]
FY18 Conference Committee: $30,112,455 [includes earmarks: $4 million for QRIS and $100,000 for early ed. workforce study by UMass Boston]
FY18 Governor's Veto: -$100,000 for early ed. workforce study by UMass Boston

Access Management (3000-2000)
FY16 GAA: $6,675,311
FY17 GAA: $6,675,311
FY18 Governor: $6,675,311
FY18 House Ways & Means: $6,675,311
FY18 House final: $6,675,311
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $6,675,311
FY18 Senate Final: $6,675,311
FY18 Conference Committee: $6,675,311
FY18 Final (GAA): $6,675,311

Supportive Child Care & TANF (3000-3060)
FY16 GAA: $219,907,383
FY17 GAA: $219,416,800
FY18 Governor:
$223,198,540
FY18 House Ways & Means: $223,198,540
FY18 House final: $223,198,540
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $223,198,540
FY18 Senate Final: $223,298,540 [includes $100,000 earmark for Square One in Springfield]
FY18 Conference Committee: $222,098,540 [includes $100,000 earmark for Springfield Day Nursery]
FY18 Final (GAA): $222,098,540 [includes $100,000 earmark for Springfield Day Nursery]

Income Eligible (3000-4060)
FY16 GAA: $252,944,993
FY17 GAA: $252,453,572 [Inclusive Preschool grants transferred to 3000-1020]
FY18 Governor: $255,389,495
FY18 House Ways & Means: $255,389,342
FY18 House final: $255,389,342
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $255,389,495
FY18 Senate Final: $255,389,495
FY18 Conference Committee: $255,389,342
FY18 Final (GAA): $255,389,342

Head Start (3000-5000)
FY16 GAA: $9,100,000
FY17 GAA: $9,100,000
FY18 Governor: $9,100,000
FY18 House Ways & Means: $9,100,000
FY18 House final: $9,100,000
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $9,500,000
FY18 Senate Final: $9,500,000
FY18 Conference Committee: $9,100,000
FY18 Final (GAA): $9,100,000

MA Universal Pre-Kindergarten (3000-5075)
FY16 GAA: $7,400,000
FY17 GAA: Transferred to 3000-1020

Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative (3000-6025)
FY16 GAA: $500,000
FY17 GAA: $200,000
FY18 Governor: Not funded
FY18 House Ways & Means: Not funded
FY18 House final:
Not funded
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $15,100,000
[preschool expansion funding, with $100,000 for planning grants]
FY18 Senate Final: $15,100,000 [preschool expansion funding, with $100,000 for planning grants]
FY18 Conference Committee: $200,000
FY18 Governor's Veto: -$200,000

Early Childhood Mental Health (3000-6075)
FY16 GAA: $750,000
FY17 GAA: Transferred to 3000-1020
FY18 Governor: Transferred to 3000-1020
FY18 House Ways & Means:
$2,500,000
FY18 House final: $2,500,000
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: Remains in 3000-1020
FY18 Senate Final: Remains in 3000-1020
FY18 Conference Committee: $2,500,000
FY18 Governor's Veto: -$1,250,000

EEC Contingency Contract Retained Revenue (3000-7040)
FY16 GAA: $200,000
FY17 GAA: $170,000
FY18 Governor: $161,893
FY18 House Ways & Means: $161,893
FY18 House final: $161,893
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $161,893
FY18 Senate Final: $161,893
FY18 Conference Committee: $161,893
FY18 Final (GAA): $161,893

Services for Infants and Parents (3000-7050)
FY16 GAA: $21,314,890
FY17 GAA: $13,441,999 [$7.87 million transferred to 3000-1020]
FY18 Governor: $13,441,999
FY18 House Ways & Means: $13,441,999
FY18 House final: $13,541,999 [includes $100,000 for Parent-Child Home Program]
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $13,442,000
FY18 Senate Final: $13,442,000
FY18 Conference Committee: $13,541,999 [includes $100,000 increase for Parent-Child Home Program]
FY18 Governor's Veto: -$100,000 for Parent-Child Home Program

Reach Out and Read (3000-7070)
FY16 GAA: $1,000,000
FY17 GAA: $1,000,000
FY17 9C Cuts: -$1,000,000
FY18 Governor: Not funded
FY18 House Ways & Means: $700,000
FY18 House final: $1,000,000
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: Not funded
FY18 Senate Final: $250,000
FY18 Conference Committee: $1,000,000
FY18 Governor's Veto: -$1,000,000

Kindergarten Expansion Grants (7030-1002)
FY16 GAA: $18,589,713
FY17 GAA: Not funded

Massachusetts State Scholarship Program (7070-0065)
funds Early Childhood Educators Scholarship
FY16 GAA: $95,607,756 [language preserves FY15 funding levels for ECE Scholarship]
FY17 GAA: $95,632,559 [language preserves FY16 funding levels for ECE Scholarship]
FY18 Governor: $95,599,324
FY18 House Ways & Means: $96,599,324 [language preserves FY17 funding levels for ECE Scholarship]
FY18 House final: $96,599,324 [language preserves FY17 funding levels for ECE Scholarship]
FY18 Senate Ways & Means: $96,599,324 [language preserves FY17 funding levels for ECE Scholarship]
FY18 Senate Final: $96,599,324 [language preserves FY17 funding levels for ECE Scholarship]
FY18 Conference Committee: $95,853,324 [language preserves FY17 funding levels for ECE Scholarship]
FY18 Governor's Veto: -$254,000 for participants of The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Section 118 - Early Education Surplus
FY18 Conference Committee and Final (GAA): Unexpended funds appropriated for item 3000-4060 in fiscal year 2017 shall not revert but shall be transferred to items 3000-1042 , 3000-3060 and 3000-4060 in fiscal year 2018 to: (i) institute 12-month eligibility authorization, (ii) increase infant and toddler rates in family child care and center-based programs to not less than 50 per cent of the statewide average for such programs, (iii) provide a rate increase of not less than 6 per cent for center-based subsidized early education and care providers, and (iv) maintain income eligible voucher access; provided, that if the fiscal year 2017 surplus is insufficient to fully implement clauses (i) through (iv), inclusive, of this section, the department of early education and care shall prorate available funds to implement said clauses; provided however, that the commissioner of early education and care shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the transfer and use of such unexpended funds; provided further, that the department of early education and care shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than February 1, 2018, on any anticipated surpluses in said items 3000-3060 and 3000-4060.

 

Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Budget Timeline
FY18 starts on July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Governor’s Budget
January 2017

The budget begins as a bill that Governor Baker submits to the House of Representatives, referred to as House 1.

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House Ways & Means Budget
April 2017

The House Ways and Means Committee reviews House 1 and then develops its own budget recommendations.

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House Budget
May 2017

The House Ways and Means budget is then debated, amended and voted on by the full House of Representatives, becoming the House budget bill.

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Senate Ways & Means Budget
May 2017

The House then passes its budget bill to the Senate. The Senate Ways and Means Committee reviews that version and develops its own recommendation.

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Senate Budget
May 2017

Once debated, amended and voted on by the Senate, it becomes the Senate's budget bill.

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House and Senate Conference
Committee Budget
June 2017

House and Senate leadership assign members to a joint "conference committee" to negotiate the differences between the House and Senate budgets. The conference committee then returns its compromise budget to the House for a vote. Once approved by the House, the budget goes to the Senate for its approval.

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Vetoes
July 2017

From there, the Senate passes the bill to the Governor who has ten days to review and approve it, or make vetoes recommendations, but may not add anything to the budget.

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Overrides

The House and Senate may vote to override the Governor's vetoes, with a two-thirds majority vote in each chamber.

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Final Budget
July 1, 2017

July 1, 2017, the first day of the 2018 Fiscal Year, the FY18 budget becomes effective.

 
 
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