Last week, the Massachusetts State Senate finalized its version of the fiscal year 2020 budget after considering the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) budget proposal and the 1,142 amendments filed by Senators. The differences between the House and Senate versions will now be resolved by a conference committee anticipated to be appointed next week. State fiscal year 2020 begins on July 1, 2019. This analysis outlines how the Senate prioritized spending of $43.26 billion in its version the state's annual operating budget. The Senate budget exceeds the House budget by about $20 million and Governor Baker's spending plan by $89 million. The final Senate budget increases spending by $1.2 billion, or 2.9 percent over fiscal 2019. Click here to read the full analysis.