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 Alert #1: FY2018         
7/18/17



ALERT SUMMARY:

1.  PURVIEW:  State (not federal)

2.  LEVEL OF MOBILIZATION:  staff, students, volunteers, friends, colleagues

3.  TIMELINE:  immediate 

GOVERNOR VETOES FY18 ABE INCREASE  

AND CUTS ABE BY $850,000 

 

-  Yesterday, Governor Baker signed the FY18 state budget, vetoed the increase appropriated by the legislature for ABE and cut the line item by $850,000 to $28.78 million -- less than the FY17 amount after 9C cuts.

-  While we understand the revenue forecasts were challenging, this veto and cut in funding are unacceptable, and we must take action now to restore these funds.

-  ABE has significant support in the House and Senate, and we must all contact our state representative and state senator now to urge them to override the Governor's veto and restore funding to the $29.63 million approved by the legislature.

-  ABE is a critical component of the success of many of the state's other public policy priorities.  Successful K-12 education reform, family self-sufficiency, economic and workforce development, healthcare outcomes and civic engagement all depend on educated residents.

-  ABE has a significant return on investment for everyone in the Commonwealth.  
SAVE ABE INCREASE -- CALL NOW!

-  Please call your state representative and state senator now and urge them to override the Governor's veto in ABE line item #7035-0002 and restore the line item amount to $29.63 million.

- Your calls will make the difference!

- To find your legislator, go to my legislator.
   
- As always, please thank your legislators for their support.  

 
QUESTIONS

- Email  Jeff McLynch or call 617-482-6223 (office) or 617-835-1421 (mobile).

 

NEXT MCAE PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING 
 
AUGUST 4, 2017

 

 10 a.m. to 12 noon 

 

World Education
44 Farnsworth St
Boston, MA   

via videoconference:
Picknelly Education Center Holyoke, MA

 

Contact Sarah Schmidt

sschmidt@hcc.edu

for exact room location