Governor Baker Signs FY19 Budget- BHO Funding Approved

Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a $41.7 billion FY19 budget on Thursday, July 26th. He also vetoed nearly 300 earmarks worth almost $50 million in spending. Fortunately, thanks to a tremendous effort by Blue Hill Observatory loyal supporters, the $100,000 in funding for the Observatory was not vetoed. Of the 53 “Special Projects” in the Parks and Recreation section of the budget only 10 were approved and Blue Hill Observatory was one of them. Note: Trailside Museum was also approved.
There is no question that the effort that so many of you made to contact your local legislators made the difference. We are all grateful for your support. Thank you.