House Speaker Bob DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent once again have done their part to ensure that the City of Revere will receive its fair share of disbursements in the FY 2018 state budget.
Among the items in the budget that was passed last week by the legislature are $25,000 for the Revere Chamber of Commerce, $250,000 for local Child Safety grants, $1.2 million for the maintenance and operation of the Metropolitan beaches, more than $1 million for directed State Police patrols, $250,000 for CAPIC’s Emergency Services Program, and a $50,000 grant for Revere’s Substance Use Disorder Initiatives.
Revere also will benefit from investments to improve Massachusetts’ early education and care system, with a focus on supporting the EEC workforce and providing access to high-quality learning opportunities to ensure children are better prepared for academic success. The budget provides $15 million for the early educator rate reserve and $4 million to support quality programming and workforce training.
The Legislature also builds on its notable commitment to behavioral health by providing $2.5 million for an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation grant to help early detection and prevention efforts.
Despite the challenges facing the legislature and Gov. Baker because of projected shortfalls in revenue, Speaker DeLeo and State Rep. Vincent ensured that many programs critical to our community received appropriate funding — and we know we join with all of our fellow residents in thanking them for their efforts.