The budget development process provides a valuable opportunity to engage with citizens and constituent groups about the many programs and initiatives that the Commonwealth manages or supports. Find times and locations for upcoming budget hearings across the state below.

Each hearing will begin with a short introductory presentation by the Secretary or senior staff. These presentations will include an overview of the Secretariat and its agencies' missions and activities, a summary of last year's spending, a synopsis of major program results, and a brief outline of the needs and priorities for the coming year. Hearings will then be open for testimony from the public.

At this year's budget hearings, we look forward to sharing data about the results our programs are achieving, and engaging with the public about how our state budget might be allocated to improve those results in the future.

P lease check back frequently as dates and times are subject to change.

Updated: 12/21/2010 4:35 p.m.

Secretariat

Date

Time

Location

Presentations

Administration & Finance

Thursday
12/16/10

11:00 am -1:00 pm

State House,
Gardner Auditorium
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA
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Administration & Finance

Wednesday
01/05/11

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Woburn City Hall
City Council Chambers
10 Common Street
Woburn, MA 01801
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Labor & Workforce Development

Thursday
12/16/10

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Charles F. Hurley Building,
Minihan Hall
19 Staniford Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA
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FY12 EOLWD Budget Presentation ppt format of 20101216_eol_presentation.ppt

Labor & Workforce Development

Tuesday
12/21/10

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Taunton Career Center
72 School Street
Taunton, MA
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Housing & Economic Development

Monday
12/20/10

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ashburton

Housing & Economic Development

Wednesday
12/22/10

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Nelson Place Elementary School
35 Nelson Place
Worcester, MA
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Public Safety

Wednesday
12/22/10

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1 Ashburton Place
21st Floor (Conference Rooms 1 and 2)
Boston, MA 02108
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Public Safety

Monday
12/20/10

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

State Police - Millbury
367 Greenwood St.
(100 Rt. 20 Connector)
Millbury, MA 01527
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Phone: 508-929-3232

Environmental Affairs

Thursday
12/16/10

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

100 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA
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Environmental Affairs

TBD

TBD

TBD

Health & Human Services

Monday
12/13/10

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

State House
Gardner Auditorium
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02133
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FY12 EHS Budget Presentation ppt format of 20101213_ehs_presentation.ppt

Health & Human Services

Wednesday
12/29/10

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Department of Mental Health
Western Massachusetts Area Office
Haskell Building
Second Floor Large Conference Room
1 Prince Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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Education

Tuesday
12/21/10

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Worcester State University
Blue Room of the Student Center
486 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA
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Education

Thursday
12/23/10

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

English High School Auditorium
144 McBride St.
Jamaica Plain, MA
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MassDOT

Monday
01/03/11

Noon

MassDOT Highway
District 2 Office
811 North King Street
Northampton, MA
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MassDOT

Tuesday
01/04/11

5:00 pm

Transportation Building
Conference Rooms 1, 2, and 3
Ten Park Plaza
Boston, MA
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