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House FY21 Budget Update: Education

House FY21 Budget Update: Education

On November 12, the House of Representatives passed the FY21 budget. I am sharing with you a summary of the education-related sections, compiled by House Chair of the Education Committee, Representative Alice Peisch. FY21 House Budget: Education Funding Highlights Early Education & Care 3000-1000: Early Education & Care Administration The...

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The Garlick Press – Monday, November 23, 2020

The Garlick Press – Monday, November 23, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, A hero as defined by Merriam Webster is “…a person admired for achievements and noble qualities; one who shows great courage." In a time of our great public health crisis and overwhelming financial hardships, when it has been hard to see heroes at the national level, there have actually been heroes all around us. Your...

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The Garlick Press, Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Garlick Press, Thursday, November 19, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, When asked "what are you doing for Thanksgiving?" my response is "I am keeping my loved ones safe and healthy. " For Russell, Beth, and I that means we will not celebrating our traditional holiday dinner with Russell's sister and 28 members of our nuclear and extended family, playing football in a multigenerational...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, November 16, 2020

The Garlick Press – Thursday, November 16, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to share with you that last week I joined my colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass the state budget for fiscal year 2021. This budget has proposed unique challenges as we are in the midst of a public health and economic crisis which has resulted in increased demand for services while we experience...

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Supporting and Stabilizing in the FY21 Budget

Supporting and Stabilizing in the FY21 Budget

On November 12, I voted in the affirmative to pass the state budget for fiscal year 2021. (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.) Until this date, we have relied on sporadic supplemental budgets to fund our state for several months at a time as we waited patiently for the state to reveal its economic resilience and in hopes that the federal government...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Garlick Press – Thursday, November 12, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week the House of Representatives is debating the FY21 state budget. As this debate continues, I wanted to share with you how the House budget proposal addresses the growing issue of food insecurity we are facing across the state that has only been amplified by the COVID-19 public health emergency. As the Globe...

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The Garlick Press – Monday, November 9, 2020

The Garlick Press – Monday, November 9, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This morning the MBTA announced a proposal to drastically reduce services across the system to adjust for the budget deficit they will be facing due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Included in these updates, will be changes to the Commuter Rail lines, which services the residents of Needham, Dover, and...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, November 5, 2020

The Garlick Press – Thursday, November 5, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As the country continues the process of determining who the next president will be, I wanted to provide you an update on the ongoing budget process happening here in Massachusetts. As you know, the state budget process this year has been challenging due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, which caused a revenue...

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The Garlick Press – November 2, 2020

The Garlick Press – November 2, 2020

"Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world" - Sharon Salzberg Local Updates Tomorrow, November 3, is the last day to vote in the 2020 general election. Polls will be open tomorrow from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. You can vote at your polling place tomorrow if you have not already voted, if your...

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