Civic Support and Public Engagement

Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Constituent Engagement and Representation

Program: Attorney General Activities

For the purpose of fulfilling the duties of the Office of the Attorney General to serve as the elected legal advocate representing the Commonwealth and its residents, including such areas as consumer protection, prosecution of fraud and corruption, protection of civil rights, and ensuring the enforcement of laws.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Information Technology Division

$202,364

$0

Capital

$202,364

$0

Office of the Attorney General

$22,028,643

$22,028,643

Budgetary Appropriations

$22,028,643

$22,028,643

Totals

$22,231,007

$22,028,643


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Constituent Engagement and Representation

Program: Governor's Office

For the purpose of fulfilling the Constitutional duties of the Office of the Governor to serve as the  elected representative of the people of the Commonwealth charged with providing leadership and oversight of government operations and services, including the development and implementation of fiscally responsible and efficient public sector policies, coordination of shared federal-state responsibilities, strengthening the state's partnership with municipal and local branches of government and  proposing and carrying out laws and regulations that promote the common good.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Executive Office

$5,242,589

$5,347,441

Budgetary Appropriations

$5,242,589

$5,347,441

Totals

$5,242,589

$5,347,441


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Constituent Engagement and Representation

Program: House of Representatives Activities

For the purpose of supporting the Massachusetts House of Representatives and its members in order to fulfill their elected duties to propose and consider legislation,  maintain ad hoc and standing committees, perform oversight duties regarding the efficient running of state government and the well-being of the public as well as provide constituent services to assist citizens of the Commonwealth.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

House of Representatives

$38,443,609

$38,337,716

Budgetary Appropriations

$38,443,609

$38,337,716

Totals

$38,443,609

$38,337,716


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Constituent Engagement and Representation

Program: Joint Legislative Activities

For the purpose of supporting the operations of both branches of the Legislature through information technology services, office supplies as well as costs related to the maintenance of the State House.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Joint Legislative Operations

$8,127,834

$8,290,390

Budgetary Appropriations

$8,127,834

$8,290,390

Totals

$8,127,834

$8,290,390


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Constituent Engagement and Representation

Program: Secretary of the Commonwealth Activities

For the purpose of supporting the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth to act as the primary public information officer of the Commonwealth and to oversee the Corporations Division, the Elections Division, the Massachusetts Archives, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the Public Records Division, the Securities Division, and the State Records Center.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$5,853,300

$5,970,365

Budgetary Appropriations

$5,853,300

$5,970,365

Totals

$5,853,300

$5,970,365


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Constituent Engagement and Representation

Program: Senate Activities

For the purpose of supporting the Massachusetts Senate and its members in order to fulfill their elected duties to propose and consider legislation, maintain ad hoc and standing  committees, perform oversight duties regarding the efficient running of state government and the wellbeing of the public as well as provide constituent services to assist citizens of the Commonwealth.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Senate

$19,489,282

$18,746,058

Budgetary Appropriations

$19,489,282

$18,746,058

Totals

$19,489,282

$18,746,058


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Constituent Engagement and Representation

Program: State Auditor Activities

For the purpose of supporting the Office of the State Auditor in its mission to ensure that state agencies and contractors adhere to all relevant rules and regulations when spending public funds, including conducting financial, performance, and technical assessments of programs, departments, agencies, authorities, contracts, and vendors to uncover problems and recommend actions to improve accountability, efficiency, and transparency.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Office of the State Auditor

$4,929,919

$6,893,590

Budgetary Appropriations

$4,929,919

$6,893,590

Totals

$4,929,919

$6,893,590


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Constituent Engagement and Representation

Program: Treasurer and Receiver General Activities

For the purpose of supporting the Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General in its mission to oversee the management of the Commonwealth's funds, including managing the issuance of bonds, management of the Lottery, ensuring transparency through sharing of Commonwealth financial information, investing in local banks and businesses, managing abandoned property, educating citizens on financial matters and providing other constituent services.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver-General

$1,817,867

$1,854,225

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,817,867

$1,854,225

Totals

$1,817,867

$1,854,225


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Electoral Services

Program: Campaign Financing Oversight

For the purpose of ensuring compliance with campaign finance law by administering and overseeing the distribution of public funds to statewide candidates.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

$1,282,389

$1,308,036

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,282,389

$1,308,036

Totals

$1,282,389

$1,308,036


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Electoral Services

Program: Election Oversight

For the purpose of ensuring state and local elections for public offices are open to all citizens and free of corruption or impediments; oversight responsibilities include ballot review and registration, voting equipment and technology evaluation, and election planning.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$8,645,867

$5,213,216

Budgetary Appropriations

$8,645,867

$5,213,216

Totals

$8,645,867

$5,213,216


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Electoral Services

Program: Voting Services

For the purpose of providing voter services to all citizens of the Commonwealth through voter registration, distribution of voter information, provision of voting equipment, and certification of election results.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$13,013,832

$6,330,055

Budgetary Appropriations

$13,013,832

$6,330,055

Totals

$13,013,832

$6,330,055


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Equality, Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination Initiatives

Program: Anti-Discrimination Protection and Enforcement

For the purpose of providing advocacy, capacity building and systemic change activities that enforce anti-discrimination policies and laws.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

$4,706,789

$4,827,148

Budgetary Appropriations

$4,706,789

$4,827,148

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

$1,664,972

$1,680,614

Federal Grant Spending

$1,664,972

$1,680,614

Totals

$6,371,761

$6,507,762


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Equality, Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination Initiatives

Program: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Discrimination Prevention

For the purpose of supporting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) initiatives to end discrimination and promote equality including anti-bullying programming at schools throughout the Commonwealth.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$100,000

$100,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$100,000

$100,000

Totals

$100,000

$100,000


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Equality, Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination Initiatives

Program: Independent Ombudsman for Vocational Rehabilitation Services

For the purpose of protecting and promoting the rights of individuals with disabilities to receive vocational rehabilitation services that lead to gainful employment, including providing an external ombudsman role required as a condition for receipt of federal vocational rehabilitation funds.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Massachusetts Office on Disability

$238,620

$248,054

Federal Grant Spending

$238,620

$248,054

Totals

$238,620

$248,054


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Equality, Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination Initiatives

Program: Women's Discrimination Prevention

For the purpose of providing an effective voice for women across the Commonwealth to promote full equality and equal opportunity in all areas of life.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Commission on the Status of Women

$69,300

$70,686

Budgetary Appropriations

$69,300

$70,686

Totals

$69,300

$70,686


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Independent Audit and Compliance Services

Program: Independent and Municipal Audit Services

For the purpose of conducting independent performance and compliance audits, including audits of health care services, in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards to ensure that all agencies, programs, and contractors are compliant with applicable laws and regulations.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Information Technology Division

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

Capital

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

Office of the State Auditor

$10,044,416

$7,782,442

Budgetary Appropriations

$10,044,416

$7,782,442

Totals

$11,044,416

$8,782,442


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Independent Audit and Compliance Services

Program: Insurance Fraud Prevention

For the purpose of investigating and prosecuting fraud against insurers and against the Commonwealth's unemployment insurance and workers' compensation system in order to protect taxpayers from higher premiums and to ensure that those in need receive appropriate services.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Office of the Attorney General

$2,974,720

$4,199,720

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,974,720

$4,199,720

Totals

$2,974,720

$4,199,720


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Independent Audit and Compliance Services

Program: Municipal Unfunded Mandate Compliance

For the purpose of examining and reporting on any state law or regulation that has a significant cost impact on the Commonwealth's municipalities, including determining if a state mandate imposes direct costs on a municipality and providing reimbursement for the financial cost of any such unfunded mandate.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Office of the State Auditor

$368,072

$368,072

Budgetary Appropriations

$368,072

$368,072

Totals

$368,072

$368,072


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Library Services

Program: Aid to Libraries

For the purpose of enhancing library offerings and facilities through financial aid and assistance to regional and local libraries.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Board of Library Commissioners

$16,055,132

$16,055,132

Budgetary Appropriations

$16,055,132

$16,055,132

Totals

$16,055,132

$16,055,132


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Library Services

Program: Local Library Administration

For the purpose of delivering full and equal access to public libraries through efficient organization, development, coordination, and sharing of library services and resources across the Commonwealth.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Board of Library Commissioners

$2,928,016

$2,947,992

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,928,016

$2,947,992

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$16,500,000

$20,000,000

Capital

$16,500,000

$20,000,000

Totals

$19,428,016

$22,947,992


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Library Services

Program: Research Libraries

For the purpose of assembling and housing the Commonwealth's collections of maps, atlases, and materials that reflect Massachusetts' culture and history, including a comprehensive collection of state publications.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

George Fingold Library

$665,401

$674,410

Budgetary Appropriations

$665,401

$674,410

Information Technology Division

$200,000

$0

Capital

$200,000

$0

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$50,315

$59,139

Budgetary Appropriations

$50,315

$59,139

Supreme Judicial Court

$1,128,600

$1,173,744

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,128,600

$1,173,744

Totals

$2,044,316

$1,907,294


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Municipal and Local Aid

Program: Grants to Localities for Natural Disaster Assistance

For the purpose of providing funding for relief or assistance to localities for costs incurred as a result of a natural disaster.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

$8,523,050

$1,000,000

Federal Grant Spending

$8,523,050

$1,000,000

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$21,747,038

$-0

Budgetary Appropriations

$21,747,038

$-0

Totals

$30,270,088

$1,000,000


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Municipal and Local Aid

Program: Municipal Incentive Programs

For the purpose of providing incentives to cities and towns to use shared service models to improve efficiency, reduce overhead, and promote increased accountability and transparency between local government and the public.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Department of Housing and Community Development

$3,696,306

$3,695,806

Capital

$3,696,306

$3,695,806

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$8,547,645

$7,000,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$8,547,645

$7,000,000

Totals

$12,243,951

$10,695,806


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Municipal and Local Aid

Program: Targeted Local Aid

For the purpose of providing the Commonwealth's cities, towns and regional school districts with additional state financial assistance.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Department of Revenue

$51,808,075

$51,808,075

Budgetary Appropriations

$51,808,075

$51,808,075

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

$0

$1,000,000

Trust Spending

$0

$1,000,000

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$2,367,046

$0

Capital

$2,367,046

$0

Totals

$54,175,121

$52,808,075


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Municipal and Local Aid

Program: Unrestricted Local Aid

For the purpose of providing the Commonwealth's cities, towns and regional school districts with state financial assistance.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Department of Revenue

$889,990,490

$929,990,490

Budgetary Appropriations

$889,990,490

$929,990,490

Totals

$889,990,490

$929,990,490


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Public Record Management and Distribution

Program: Archive Management

For the purpose of protecting items such as rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks and souvenirs that are in need of special care due to their age, fragility, or format.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

George Fingold Library

$156,082

$158,195

Budgetary Appropriations

$156,082

$158,195

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$652,889

$652,889

Budgetary Appropriations

$652,889

$652,889

Totals

$808,971

$811,084


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Public Record Management and Distribution

Program: Public Information Delivery

For the purpose of communicating information to keep the public informed regarding topics including new laws and regulations through web publishing, printing, and other media.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$14,850

$14,850

Budgetary Appropriations

$14,850

$14,850

Totals

$14,850

$14,850


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Public Record Management and Distribution

Program: Registry of Deeds

For the purpose of maintaining definitive records of real land and property ownership across the Commonwealth including liens, mortgages, and property maps.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$16,058,344

$16,379,511

Budgetary Appropriations

$16,058,344

$16,379,511

Totals

$16,058,344

$16,379,511


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Public Record Management and Distribution

Program: State Records and Public Documents

For the purpose of maintaining and archiving public records including storage, management, and certification of official government documents.


Department

FY 2013

Projected Spending

FY 2014

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$1,188,517

$1,188,518

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,188,517

$1,188,518

Totals

$1,188,517

$1,188,518