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 Alert #11: FY2016         
6/8/16


ALERT SUMMARY:

1.  PURVIEW:  State (not federal)

2.  LEVEL OF MOBILIZATION:  staff, students, volunteers

3.  TIMELINE:  Urgent and Immediate
 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE TO RECONCILE DIFFERENCE IN HOUSE AND SENATE FUNDING FOR ABE IN FY 2017!  

 

-  The Massachusetts House of Representatives FY17 budget funds ABE at $29,318,547.  The FY17 budget passed by the Massachusetts Senate funds ABE at $31,024,866.
 
-  Because there's a difference of $1,706,319 between the House and Senate funding amounts for ABE, the final amount is being negotiated by a Joint Conference Committee.
  
-  Our only chance to protect the higher funding amount is to mobilize as many people as possible to call their Representatives and Senators and ask them to  urge their House and Senate colleagues on the Joint Conference Committee to keep the Senate's higher level of funding.

Rep. Koczera (D-New Bedford) is asking other members of the House of Representatives to sign onto his letter urging the House members of the Joint Conference Committee to keep the Senate's higher budget figure for ABE. Let's help him get as many signatures as possible! 
 
PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVE IMMEDIATELY!
 

Check the list below to see if your Senator or Representative is a member of the Joint Conference Committee.

If your Senator or Representative is on the Joint Conference 
Committee, urge him/her to keep the Senate's funding level of $31.02 million for ABE line item #7035-0002.

-  If your Representative is not on the Joint Conference Committee, please urge him/her to do 2 things:

1.  Sign on to Rep. Koczera's letter that is being sent to the House members of the Joint Conference Committee.

2.  Directly urge House colleagues on the Joint Conference Committee to keep the Senate's funding level for ABE.

-  If your Senator is not on the Joint Conference Committee, please urge him/her to urge Senate colleagues on the Joint Conference Committee to keep the Senate's funding level for ABE.  
 
We have had a lot of support in both the House and Senate during this year's budget process, and now's the time to keep pushing so we don't lose the additional funding that we worked so hard to obtain. 

Please take 5 minutes to make your calls right now and ask colleagues, students, volunteers and others who support ABE to do the same. 

-  Please remember to thank your Representative and Senator for his/her support throughout this budget process!

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THESE CALLS! 
JOINT CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS


 
  
QUESTIONS

- Email Roberta Soolman or call 617-367-1313.

 

NEXT MCAE PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING 
 
JUNE 10, 2016

 

 10 a.m. to 12 noon 

 

World Education
44 Farnsworth St
Boston, MA   

via videoconference:
Picknelly Education Center, Holyoke, MA

 

contact ggkohout@stcc.edu 

for exact room location