There have been several requests on this blog for advocacy on the budget for MRVP–here, here, here, and here. The line item had been funded at $35.8 million for the current year, and was threatened with a cut of almost 50%. You did your work well. The budget coming out of the conference committee is just shy $30 million. In addition, MassHousing is committed to providing $2.5 million, bringing total funding to just under $32.5 million. It’s not full funding, but it’s significantly better than what we started with. Great work.