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November 2018 Statewide Trust Fund Distribution Announced

Nov. 15, 2018: The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has released the Community Preservation Trust Fund... more ››

CPA Adoption Update: Two New CPA Towns Bring the Total to 175

Nov. 7, 2018: Year after year, CPA continues to make adoption progress as new cities and towns see the value that it... more ››

Three Towns Voting on CPA on Election Day

Oct. 30, 2018: On November 6th, three communities will be voting on a Community Preservation Act (CPA) ballot question.... more ››

Final FY19 State Budget Includes $10 Million in Surplus Funding for CPA

Aug. 1, 2018: Last night, the state legislature ended their formal sessions for the year, and with their adjournment so... more ››

Conference Committee Releases State Budget Without CPA Registry Fee Language

July 18, 2018: After more than six weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, the FY19 state budget was released from the... more ››

Conference Committee Deciding on CPA Trust Fund in FY19 Budget

July 5, 2018: As we reported last month, during the Senate budget debate, Senator Cynthia Stone Creem's budget amendment... more ››

Worcester City Council Narrowly Votes Against Effort to Put CPA on the November Ballot

June 27, 2018: Despite passionate debate by advocates and lamentations by city councilors about the impending loss of a... more ››

CPA Adoption Update: Plainville Puts CPA on the Ballot

June 14, 2018: Earlier this month, residents in the Town of Plainville approved at their annual town meeting to place the... more ››

Senate Votes Unanimously to Adopt CPA Budget Amendment

May 22, 2018: We're pleased to report an exciting milestone in our efforts to bolster the CPA Trust Fund. During the... more ››

CPA Adoption Update: Northbridge is 173rd Community To Adopt CPA; Berlin To Vote on CPA In Fall

May 16, 2018: While last year may have been quiet in terms of CPA adoption, 2018 has been generating a lot more interest... more ››

Senate Budget Amendment Filed to Increase CPA Trust Fund Revenue

May 14, 2018: Last month, a budget amendment was filed in the House that called for an increase in the state's deeds... more ››

State Representative Chris Walsh Passes Away

May 4, 2018: The Coalition is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Representative Chris Walsh of Framingham. Coalition... more ››

House Budget Does Not Include CPA Trust Fund Amendment

Apr. 27, 2018: Earlier this week, the House put the wraps on their version of the state budget. In an effort to include... more ››

89 Representatives Support the House Budget Amendment to Increase CPA Trust Fund Revenue

Apr. 23, 2018: Now that the Department of Revenue has issued their estimate of an 11% base match from the CPA Trust Fund... more ››

DOR Issues Record Low Estimate for Fall 2018 CPA Trust Fund Distribution

Apr. 3rd, 2018: The Department of Revenue has issued its annual budget memo to municipalities and it includes an estimate... more ››

MA Supreme Judicial Court Issues Decision in Acton Lawsuit

Nov. 5, 2018: The Supreme Judicial Court has issued its ruling regarding the ongoing ten-taxpayer lawsuit against the Town... more ››

CPA Communities Awarded Majority of 2017 State LAND Grants

Mar. 5, 2018: The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) recently announced this year's open space... more ››

Last Term for State Representative & CPA Advocate Stephen Kulik

Feb.15, 2018: Representative Stephen Kulik, a longtime champion of the Community Preservation Act, announced this week... more ››

Supreme Judicial Court Delays Decision on Acton CPA Lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2018: Last September, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) heard oral arguments concerning the ongoing... more ››

ParkServe Online Tool - Mapping Your Community's Park Accessibility

Dec. 14, 2017: Over the last five years, building parks has quickly become one of the most popular uses of CPA funds for... more ››