The Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee has proposed increased funding for education in its fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, but with few new revenue sources, advocacy groups are questioning whether it goes far enough.

The budget proposal includes a total of $42.7 billion in spending, a 3.1 percent increase from fiscal year 2019.

“I am proud that my first budget as chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means is a fiscally balanced budget that fulfills our commitments and focuses on areas of fundamental importance to our Commonwealth,” said Sen. Michael Rodrigues of Westport. “By targeting investments in education, mental and behavioral health, workforce development and economic opportunity, this budget is aligned with the Senate’s commitment to ensure equity and access for all people.”

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