Budget Amendment Filed in the Senate for CPA

May 15, 2015: It's the Senate's turn to weigh in on the FY16 state budget, with debate scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 19th. Click here for a recap on where we are in the budget process, and how successful we have been to date in obtaining more funding for CPA.

When the Senate begins their debate, one of the things they will be voting on is Senator Cynthia Stone Creem's amendment calling for up to $25 million of the state's FY15 budget surplus, if available, to be transferred to the CPA Trust Fund. The CPA amendment (OTH #54) is co-sponsored by 27 senators, and more could agree to co-sponsor before debate begins on Tuesday. Identical amendments were also filed by Senator Bruce Tarr and Senator Robert Hedlund.  We are grateful to all three senators who filed CPA amendments, and to the amendment co-sponsors, for their support of CPA.

The Coalition will be on hand at the State House during budget week, and we'll send along news on the CPA amendment immediately after the vote is taken during the week of May 18th.

Who Co-Sponsored Senator Creem's CPA Amendment?

27 senators have signed on to support Amendment (OTH #54).

Lead Sponsor: Cynthia Stone Creem

Co-Sponsors: Michael Barrett, William Brownsberger, Viriato deMacedo, Eileen Donoghue, Benjamin Downing, James Eldridge, Linda Dorcena Forry, Jennifer Flanagan, Anne Gobi, Robert Hedlund, Donald Humason, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Brian Joyce, John Keenan, Thomas Kennedy, Eric Lesser, Jason Lewis, Barbara L'Italien, Joan Lovely, Thomas McGee, Mark Montigny, Michael Moore, Richard Ross, Bruce Tarr, James Timilty, James Welch and Daniel Wolf.

Further Resources

>> We know the budget process can be confusing, so we have created this helpful chart for you to understand how CPA surplus funding is included in the budget.

>> Click here to see our full legislative strategy to obtain more funding for CPA.