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Green Budget Update

From the Green Budget Coalition

Hi Green Budget Coalition Members,

As you might have already seen, House Ways & Means released their budget yesterday (House BIll 3800). The Green Budget Coalition was quite successful. Between the Governor's increase to DEP, which HW&M kept, and the increases by HW&M, we are currently at 3 of our 4 goals. The breakdown is as follows:

Line Item FY19 Green Budget Gov FY20 HB 3800
2200-0100 DEP $29,130,000 $31,500,00 $31,500,033 $31,505,245
2300-0101 DER $1,255,000 $1,750,000 $1,342,963 $1,848,248
2810-0100 DCR $40,250,000 $47,000,000 $42,236,288 $44,736,288
2800-0101 Watershed $1,110,915 $1,500,000 $1,123,447 $1,523,447

Chair Pignatelli is filing a budget amendment for 2810-0100 DCR to get us to the full $47M. On behalf of the Green Budget Coalition, we will be sending a letter to the lawmakers to support this amendment. If you are sending individual amendment letters, we encourage include this amendment (we will circle back once we have the number.)

We appreciate your ongoing support.

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