FY 2017 Budget Progress & FY 2001-2015 History


FY 2015 - 2017 Budget

Item No.

Item Name

FY 2015 Budget

FY 2015 Funds Available after February 9C

FY 2015 Governor's 9C Reductions

FY 2016 Governor's Budget House 1

Final FY 2016 Budget

FY 2017 Governor's Budget

7000-9101 Board of Library Commissioners $1,120,047 $1,077,431 $ (42,616) $1,098,431 $1,077,431 $1,077,431
7000-9401 State Aid to Regional Libraries $9,888,482 $9,692,731 $ (190,751) $9,692,731* $9,938,482✝ $9,883,482◊
7000-9402 Talking Book Library (Worcester) $446,828 $438,205 $ (8,623) $438,205 $446,828 $446,828
7000-9406 Talking Book & Machine Lending (Perkins) $2,516,693 $2,468,121 $ (48,752) $2,468,121 $2,516,693 $2,516,693
7000-9501 State Aid to Public Libraries $9,000,000 $8,847,300 $ (152,700) $8,826,300 $9,029,000 $9,000,000
7000-9506 Library Technology & Resource Sharing $2,729,238 $2,676,564 $ (52,674) $2,676,564 $2,116,564 $2,076,564
7000-9508 Center for the Book $125,000 $122,587 $ (2,413) $122,587 $200,000 $200,000
TOTAL: $25,821,288 $25,322,939 $ (498,349) $25,322,939 $25,324,998 $25,200,998

Notes:
* Library for the Commonwealth funded at 39.4 cents per capita
✝ Library for the Commonwealth funded at 40.7 cents per capita
◊ Library for the Commonwealth funded at 39.7 cents per capita

Notes on FY 2016 Budget

Line 7000-9401 includes funding for the Library for the Commonwealth at $0.407 per capita, funding for the Massachusetts Library System, and $55,000 to the town of Milton for a traffic improvements around the Milton Public Library.

Line 7000-9501 includes $9,000,000 for State Aid to Public Libraries and $29,000 to be divided equally among libraries in Granville, Montgomery, Russell, Southwick, and Tolland.

Line 7000-9506 includes funding of $40,000 for technology upgrades for the West Boylston Public Library.

FY 2017 Budget Progress

January 27, 2016
The governor released his budget recommendation for FY 2017 (see table above and news release).

April 2016
The House of Representatives releases its budget recommendation, debates, and votes on it.

May 2016
The Senate releases its budget recommendation, debates, and votes on it.

FY 2001-2013 Budget History

How the Budget Process Works

The budget process begins in January when the Governor sends the administration's budget to the House. During January and February, House and Senate members meet individually with the chairs of House and Senate Ways and Means to list budget priorities. House and Senate Ways and Means hold hearings during February and March. House Ways and Means releases its budget in mid-April; amendments are filed and the House votes on its final budget in late April.

Next, Senate Ways and Means releases its budget in mid-May; amendments are filed and the full Senate approves its budget in late May. Any differences in the House and Senate budget are sent to a Conference Committee. The Conference Committee usually finishes its work in June; both House and Senate must approve the Conference Committee budget before it is sent to the Governor. Governor signs the budget and then it becomes law. In most years, this process is completed before July 1st.

Page last updated on 02/3/2016