December 02, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022

Conference Committee ARPA Legislation

Today, the House and Senate passed a $4 billion spending bill which uses the remaining fiscal year 2021 surplus and up to $2.55 billion in Fiscal Recovery Funds provided through the American Rescue Plan.  The compromise legislation increases total spending by $175.9 million over the versions passed by the House and Senate earlier in the fall. The legislative plan, which will go to Governor Baker after enactment, spends $169.2 million less than the combined total of the separate surplus and FRF spending proposals filed by the Governor during the summer.