Good news on many of our funding priorities. Please see the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance’s summary analysis for a breakdown of priorities impacting individual homelessness. You can see outcomes on additional priorities in the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ analysis here.
Once the budget has passed the House and the Senate, it will be sent on to the Governor. He will have 10 days to review the budget, and he can then approve or veto the entire budget. The Governor may also veto or reduce particular line items or sections. He cannot add any funding. The House and Senate may then vote to override the Governor’s vetoes. To override a veto, two-thirds roll call vote in each chamber would be necessary.
A huge thanks to so many of our Western Massachusetts legislators for their work to prevent and end homelessness in our region.
Please stay tuned on any final pushes for the best possible FY23 state budget!