BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Legislature in voting in support of a $48.07 billion budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). This budget was a compromise between the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ and the Massachusetts State Senate’s respective budgets. 

This budget maintains fiscal responsibility, does not cut services, and makes targeted investments to address emerging needs, safeguard the health and wellness of the most vulnerable populations, and ensure residents will benefit equitably as the state recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FY22 budget notably does not make a withdrawal and instead transfers funds into the Stabilization Fund, projecting an estimated balance of approximately $5.8 billion for this crucial ‘rainy day’ fund at the end of the fiscal year.

Specifically, within the First Suffolk district Senator Collins championed amendments directly supporting over 35 organizations and securing over $17 million. 

“My office was focused on delivering for every community in the First Suffolk District, prioritizing economic recovery, local non- profits and small business support, education, healthcare, environmental justice, and public health & safety.” said Senator Collins. “I was proud to work together with my colleagues and successfully compromise the House and the Senate respective budgets, and I look forward to continue to work together to recover and rebuild our neighborhoods, our city, and the Commonwealth.”

Having been passed by the House and Senate, the legislation now goes to Governor Baker for his signature.