Updates

  • May 11, 2018

    May 11, 2018 Quarterly Policy Update

    The 2017-2018 legislative session is now entering its most critical phase - July 31st is the deadline for most bills to be considered by the legislature, after which the legislature will break for summer and then the fall campaign cycle. Operating Budget: FY19 state operating budget has been passed…

  • April 24, 2018

    Please Renew Your Membership or Become a Member!

    Please renew your membership or consider becoming a member of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition! MassLand depends on the generosity of its members in order to strengthen and connect land trusts, and to be the voice of the land trust community on advocacy issues. Please join us in advancing land…

  • February 23, 2018

    February 23, 2018 Quarterly Policy Update

    The 2017-2018 legislative session is now entering its most critical phase – July 31st is the deadline for the majority of bills to be considered by the legislature, after which the legislature will break for summer and then the fall campaign cycle. The February 7th deadline, by which committees must have…

  • May 12, 2017

    May 12, 2017 Quarterly policy Update

    The House of Representatives amended its FY18 State Operating Budget to enhance the Conservation Land Tax Credit program. Increase annual cap from $2M to: $3M Jan 2018; $4M Jan 2019; $5M Jan 2020. Expand the eligibility of organizations which may receive CLTC donations to land conservation realty trusts. (Please note…