DiDomenico Announces Release of his FY18 Budget Earmarks

Senator Sal DiDomenico recently announced the release of over $100 million in funding that was allocated by the Massachusetts Legislature in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. As Vice Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, Senator DiDomenico played a key role in securing vital local initiatives and key funding priorities for the state in the final FY18 budget. For nearly six months, the Baker Administration had been holding this legislatively mandated funding. However, after strong December tax collections, the Administration announced they would be releasing the rest of the FY18 funding.

Several local Everett priorities secured by DiDomenico that are set to be released include:

  • $50K for an ADA compliant swing for Glendale Park in Everett.
  • $70K for the Keverian School Tot Lot.
  • $75K to increase access to office based opioid treatment (OPOT) services in Everett through the Cambridge Health Alliance.
  • $100K for the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Everett.
  • $75K for a youth case worker to combat youth violence in the City of Everett.

“I am pleased that the Baker Administration has finally chosen to release the remaining $100 million in funding that my colleagues and I in the Legislature allocated in the FY18 budget back in July of 2017,” said DiDomenico. “Much of the funding that was being held by the Administration was dedicated to vital human services programs, as well as many key priorities for communities throughout Massachusetts. As a member of the conference committee charged with creating the final version of our state budget, I know how much effort went into crafting a fiscally sustainable budget that address all of our Commonwealth’s needs. The release of this funding will finally fulfill the Legislature’s vision of how our state’s resources will best be allocated and will ensure that Everett and our local organizations receive the funding they deserve.”

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