Governor Deval Patrick released his FY14 budget recommendation yesterday. The proposed $34.8 billion state budget increases funds for transportation and education, aid to cities and towns, and maintains level funding for libraries. Under the Governor’s recommendation, the BPL would receive approximately $2.2M in funds for Library for the Commonwealth (LFC) and approximately $535K in State Aid. This is the same funding level from the state since fiscal year 2011.
The state’s budget process now moves to the House Ways and Means Committee for their recommendation to be released in late March/early April. Stay in step with the full budget process by clicking here: