Senate Votes to Support Funding for Blue Hill Observatory…Next Step, Joint Conference Committee

On May 27th  the full Senate voted in favor of a $100,000 amendment for the “operations of Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center”. The amendment was sponsored by Messrs. Joyce and Barrett, Ms. Forry and Mr. O’Connor. We are grateful for their support and for all of you who contacted your Senator and other legislators.
The next step will be to convince the Joint Senate/House Conference Committee of the importance of including this  line-item in the full budget. This will be necessary because we were not included in the House budget.
Members of the Conference Committee will be named next week and will include leadership from both branches of the Legislature. Stay tuned for more updates and details about how you can help Blue Hill Observatory secure this critical funding.