Joyce BudgetAddress GreenSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) released the following statement after hearing the governor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2025 budget:

“Today’s budget address had funding suggestions that our state needs to continue to prioritize such as education, public safety and economic development.

“The governor’s proposal sets a framework for us to begin having conversations to develop a final plan. We need a budget that is not only fiscally responsible but also considers parents, workers, seniors, veterans and farmers.

“This is a good start to begin discussions. I am hopeful my colleagues and I can come together over the next few months to ensure we can pass a balanced budget.”