On Thursday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released their draft budget for fiscal year 2021, with level funding for Adult Basic Education (line item #7035-0002) at $40,606,883. The Senate Ways & Means proposal is $5 million less than the House budget, which passed Thursday evening.

Amendment 113 introduced by Senator Jamie Eldridge would raise the Senate level to match the level adopted by the House: $46,045,000.

Your voice matters! Call your state Senator today and ask them to support Amendment 113 by:

  • signing on to the amendment as a sponsor (Senate staff should contact Michael Carr in Senator Eldridge’s office)
  • pushing for the amendment to be considered by the full Senate
  • voting for the amendment when it reaches the floor