The FY2017 House budget is coming up for debate
Next week, the House of Representatives will debate the FY2017 budget released by the Committee on Ways & Means. They'll consider what to do with the 1,307 amendments that propose to change, in ways large and small, how the state will manage its purse this coming year.
The Massachusetts fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30. The House of Representatives will complete its work in April, the Senate will repeat the process with its version of the budget in May, and the idea is to have a single, final budget approved by both bodies and signed by the Governor in time for July, 1, 2016.