The Massachusetts State House1
The Birth of the Legislative Agenda
The Board and the agency staff undertook major initiatives in response to the critical [financial] situation: adoption by the Board of a historic first comprehensive budget proposal for submission to the governor and the General Court. This proposal requested a $4.3 million increase in state funding for library programs, including a $1.5 million increase in State Aid to Public Libraries.
It paid off: Governor Weld signed into law a $3.5 million increase for public library funding, increasing the MBLC's total budget to $22,214,225.2
TODAY: The MBLC's FY 2016 budget, approved by the House, is $25,382,675. In addition to the print agenda, the MBLC creates a web version of the legislative agenda.3
What else happened in 1993?