Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2015

Civic Support and Public Engagement



 

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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of the Attorney General

$22,251,155

$23,044,018

Budgetary Appropriations

$22,251,155

$23,044,018

Totals

$22,251,155

$23,044,018


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

House of Representatives

$44,292,058

$39,104,470

Budgetary Appropriations

$44,292,058

$39,104,470

Totals

$44,292,058

$39,104,470


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Joint Legislative Operations

$8,534,583

$8,456,198

Budgetary Appropriations

$8,534,583

$8,456,198

Totals

$8,534,583

$8,456,198


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Constituent Engagement and Representation

Program: Office of the Governor

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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Executive Office

$5,954,354

$5,704,390

Budgetary Appropriations

$5,954,354

$5,704,390

Totals

$5,954,354

$5,704,390


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$5,970,365

$6,591,308

Budgetary Appropriations

$5,970,365

$6,591,308

Totals

$5,970,365

$6,591,308


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Senate

$21,346,283

$19,120,979

Budgetary Appropriations

$21,346,283

$19,120,979

Totals

$21,346,283

$19,120,979


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of the State Auditor

$4,825,513

$4,980,687

Budgetary Appropriations

$4,825,513

$4,980,687

Totals

$4,825,513

$4,980,687


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver-General

$1,858,721

$1,989,158

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,858,721

$1,989,158

Totals

$1,858,721

$1,989,158


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

$1,408,036

$1,436,196

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,408,036

$1,436,196

Totals

$1,408,036

$1,436,196


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$13,519,827

$9,891,985

Budgetary Appropriations

$13,519,827

$9,891,985

Totals

$13,519,827

$9,891,985


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$5,610,993

$8,770,397

Budgetary Appropriations

$5,610,993

$8,770,397

Totals

$5,610,993

$8,770,397


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

$4,827,148

$4,878,512

Budgetary Appropriations

$4,827,148

$4,878,512

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

$161,707

$161,707

Federal Grant Spending

$161,707

$161,707

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$35,000

$35,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$35,000

$35,000

Totals

$5,023,856

$5,075,220


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

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

Program: Developmental Disabilities Advocacy

For the purpose of the assuring that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

$1,722,149

$1,793,510

Federal Grant Spending

$1,561,804

$1,561,804

Trust Spending

$160,345

$231,706

Totals

$1,722,149

$1,793,510


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$200,000

$200,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$200,000

$200,000

Totals

$200,000

$200,000


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Massachusetts Office on Disability

$247,553

$262,936

Federal Grant Spending

$247,553

$262,936

Totals

$247,553

$262,936


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

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

Program: Prevention of Discrimination of Women

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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Commission on the Status of Women

$71,486

$72,930

Budgetary Appropriations

$71,486

$72,930

Totals

$71,486

$72,930


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Information Technology Division

$1,000,000

$3,049,000

Capital

$1,000,000

$3,049,000

Office of the State Auditor

$9,826,306

$10,114,486

Budgetary Appropriations

$9,826,306

$10,114,486

Totals

$10,826,306

$13,163,486


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 systems in order to protect taxpayers from higher premiums and to ensure that those in need receive appropriate services.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of the Attorney General

$4,219,784

$4,219,784

Budgetary Appropriations

$4,219,784

$4,219,784

Totals

$4,219,784

$4,219,784


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of the State Auditor

$358,278

$358,278

Budgetary Appropriations

$358,278

$358,278

Totals

$358,278

$358,278


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Library Services

Program: Library Services for Specific Populations

For the purpose of providing access to library materials for the blind/visually impaired or those certified as unable to read normal-sized print.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Board of Library Commissioners

$2,896,802

$2,963,521

Budgetary Appropriations

$2,896,802

$2,963,521

Totals

$2,896,802

$2,963,521


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

George Fingold Library

$674,410

$693,555

Budgetary Appropriations

$674,410

$693,555

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$57,226

$44,765

Budgetary Appropriations

$57,226

$44,765

Supreme Judicial Court

$1,299,000

$1,299,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,299,000

$1,299,000

Totals

$2,030,636

$2,037,320


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Library Services

Program: Statewide Library Services

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


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Board of Library Commissioners

$4,074,147

$4,182,148

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,012,047

$1,120,047

Federal Grant Spending

$3,062,100

$3,062,100

Totals

$4,074,147

$4,182,148


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Library Services

Program: Support for Libraries

For the purpose of supporting and strengthening library offerings and facilities through financial aid and assistance to regional and local libraries and by the development of strong regional services.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Board of Library Commissioners

$18,332,370

$18,651,931

Budgetary Appropriations

$18,332,370

$18,651,931

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$20,000,000

$12,987,040

Capital

$20,000,000

$12,987,040

Totals

$38,332,370

$31,638,971


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$499,034

$0

Budgetary Appropriations

$499,034

$0

Totals

$499,034

$0


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Housing and Community Development

$3,695,806

$1,286,806

Capital

$3,695,806

$1,286,806

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

$14,110,000

$3,750,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$14,110,000

$3,750,000

Totals

$17,805,806

$5,036,806


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Revenue

$80,020,540

$78,520,540

Budgetary Appropriations

$52,308,075

$50,808,075

Trust Spending

$27,712,465

$27,712,465

Totals

$80,020,540

$78,520,540


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Department of Revenue

$920,230,293

$920,230,293

Budgetary Appropriations

$920,230,293

$920,230,293

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

$1,150,000

$0

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,150,000

$0

Totals

$921,380,293

$920,230,293


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

George Fingold Library

$158,195

$162,686

Budgetary Appropriations

$158,195

$162,686

Information Technology Division

$425,000

$0

Capital

$425,000

$0

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$656,718

$668,009

Budgetary Appropriations

$656,718

$668,009

Totals

$1,239,913

$830,694


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$15,000

$15,000

Budgetary Appropriations

$15,000

$15,000

Totals

$15,000

$15,000


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance

$500,000

$0

Capital

$500,000

$0

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$16,246,431

$16,884,792

Budgetary Appropriations

$16,246,431

$16,884,792

Totals

$16,746,431

$16,884,792


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 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$1,099,056

$1,107,503

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,099,056

$1,107,503

Totals

$1,099,056

$1,107,503


Government Function: Civic Support and Public Engagement

Program Category: Public Record Management and Distribution

Program: Unclaimed Property

For the purpose of identifying any financial assets remitted to the Treasurer with no activity by its owner for an extended period of time, alerting the public to the existence of the asset and returning it to the owner upon verification of identification.


Department

FY 2014

Projected Spending

FY 2015

Recommended Spending

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver-General

$112,350,853

$115,989,158

Budgetary Appropriations

$1,858,721

$1,989,158

Trust Spending

$110,492,132

$114,000,000

Totals

$112,350,853

$115,989,158


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