Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ross Appointed to Budget Conference Committee

Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) was appointed today to the conference committee charged with resolving the differences between the Fiscal Year 2015 Budgets passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives.

“This is one of the most important pieces of legislation that we address all year, and its resolution will impact programs and communities statewide,” said Senator Ross. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on creating a budget that meets the needs of the Commonwealth, while maintaining a strong focus on fiscal responsibility.”

 Last week, the Senate passed a $36.4 billion spending plan, while the House approved a $36.32 billion plan in April. This conference committee has been assembled to create a compromise bill that will be presented to Governor Patrick for his approval.