Collins’s budget priorities center on umass what are some ways to make money, dcr projects dorchester reporter

The massachusetts state senate is assembling its annual budget this what are some ways to make money week, considering more than 1,110 amendments to the $42.7 billion bill that made it through the upper chamber what are some ways to make money this month. Among the local amendments on the table are some that what are some ways to make money are intended to boost transit service, bolster community preservation act funds and open spaces, and wrangle with the university of massachusetts over its budget.

The university of massachusetts is the subject of several targeted what are some ways to make money items, including a tuition freeze for the upcoming school year. Lawmakers appear comfortable that the additional $10 million dedicated to the umass system over last year’s appropriation should compensate for the expected $5.5 million of lost revenue in tuition and fees, though university officials say it is not enough to cover what are some ways to make money fixed costs.

On the home front, umass boston targeted 17 academic centers for cuts in 2018 what are some ways to make money as part of an attempt to lower the school’s deficit. A march 2018 memo said that austerity measures had significantly what are some ways to make money reduced the campus’s $30 million budget gap, but administrators determined that 17 of the 30 centers and what are some ways to make money institutes at the university were not self-sufficient in fiscal year 2017. They had a combined deficit of $5 million, the university said, and would have their funding cut.

Collins and state sen. Mark montigny of new bedford introduced an amendment that would what are some ways to make money alter language to protect the centers. Last year’s budget included requirements “that funding for each center and institute at the university what are some ways to make money of massachusetts at boston shall be provided at an amount what are some ways to make money not less than in fiscal year 2018,” but would allow the university to submit a report detailing what are some ways to make money the reasons for any cuts “as a result of extraordinary or unforeseen circumstances” at least 120 days before the cuts or closures would what are some ways to make money take effect.

The university and collins disagree on whether the report met what are some ways to make money the statutory requirements — umass boston said it did, collins’ office said it was filed too late — but the new budget amendment strikes the language allowing a what are some ways to make money report and simply states that the centers must be fully what are some ways to make money funded. With respect to that issue, state rep. Tackey chan, of quincy, proposed an amendment that would dedicate a full $5 million to umass boston for the centers.

The former bayside expo center site sale could bring in what are some ways to make money up to $235 million for the campus, collins said. The senator also suggested that rather than use that money what are some ways to make money to finish paying for the costly garage fix on campus what are some ways to make money when other state investments dedicated specifically for the garage begin what are some ways to make money to make a dent, the school should start to pay down its debt and what are some ways to make money save millions that could be dedicated in part to the what are some ways to make money public centers.

“if the community is going to be supporting a process what are some ways to make money that’s going to get umass $235 million of investment in dorchester, they [umass] should be using that money to make sure there’s going to be community benefits associated with the bayside what are some ways to make money project, and use it to drive down their debt so community what are some ways to make money programming and values are represented at the centers,” collins said.

“proceeds from the lease of the bayside property can only what are some ways to make money be applied to capital projects approved in advance by the what are some ways to make money umass board of trustees,” a spokesperson said. Other collins amendments target local programs, including $250,000 for a grant program to st. Mary’s center in dorchester, $100,000 for scholar athletes, $100,000 for the cape verdean association of boston, $20,000 for the all dorchester sports league, $50,000 for a matching grant program to the urban farming what are some ways to make money institute in mattapan, and $135,000 for a gang-to-college pilot program.

In the first rounds of debate, an amendment asking for a study of electrifying the fairmont what are some ways to make money and providence lines was accepted, the umass amendment rejected, and the CPA match hike approved. Local programs were still on track as of wednesday morning. Once the senate finishes with its budget amendments, committees will resolve differences between the house and senate versions what are some ways to make money and send a final bill to gov. Charlie baker’s desk for review. Topics:

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