October 26, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022

House Ways & Means ARPA Legislation

Earlier today, the House Committee on Ways & Means (HWM) released their plan to spend $3.65 billion in federal Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF) and fiscal year (FY) 2021 surplus dollars on a variety of programs and policies intended to spur the Commonwealth’s ongoing recovery.

The $3.65 billion in spending proposed by HWM exceeds Governor Baker’s earlier ARPA legislation by $735 million.  However, the HWM plan combines FRF and surplus spending in one bill, while Governor Baker proposed two pieces of legislation.