BOSTON—Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (D-Jamaica Plain) issued the following statement relative to the FY17 supplemental budget:
Today, the House and Senate agreed on an FY17 Close-Out Supplemental budget (H4008). I appreciate the efforts of my fellow conferees, especially my counterpart Chairwoman Karen Spilka. In this budget, Massachusetts will once again be a leader in gun violence prevention by banning bump stocks. We also ensured that SSYI programs across the Commonwealth will continue to help our most at-risk youth. This bill also includes language to ensure job opportunities at casinos for people with CORIs and gives the administration the tools they need to collect budget balancing revenue. Today’s action will allow us to close the FY17 budget in balance and continue working on the challenges before us.
See a list of spending items below: