Latest CPA News

Governor Baker Signs FY16 Budget with CPA Funding Included
Early afternoon on Friday July 17, 2015, Governor Charlie Baker signed the fiscal year 2016 budget, including the transfer of $10 million from the state budget surplus to the CPA Trust Fund.
$10 Million for The CPA Trust Fund
Responding to calls from CPA advocates across the state, the legislative committee charged with reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the FY16 budget has approved $10 million from the state's budget surplus for the CPA Trust Fund.
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CPA Is On The Ballot In Abington For April 2016
Abington became the second community to advance CPA to the ballot this year, when at the town’s Monday June 8th town meeting, Abington residents overwhelmingly voted to put CPA on the April 2016 ballot.
Strong Show of Support During CPA Bill Hearing
The Joint Committee on Revenue reviewed testimony supporting An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue (H.2587/S.1459) during their Tuesday hearin
Senate Passes Budget Amendment to Bolster CPA Trust Fund
The Senate has adopted an amendment to the budget that would provide an increase to the recording fees at the State's Registries of Deeds to provide a higher state match to all CPA communities in 2018
Legislative Conference Committee to Decide on CPA Surplus Funding
Now that both the House and Senate have weighed in on the idea of transferring state surplus funding to the CPA Trust Fund this fall, the final decision is up to a Conference Committee of House and Senate members.
Budget Amendment Filed in the Senate for CPA
It's the Senate's turn to weigh in on the FY16 state budget, with debate scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 19th.
Hearing Date Set for CPA Legislation
A date has been set for the Joint Revenue Committee to hear testimony on “An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue”.
CPA Adoption Update: Northbridge on the Ballot
After a vote at their annual Town Meeting earlier this month, the town of Northbridge now advances CPA to the ballot.
"An Act To Sustain Community Preservation Revenue" Receives Favorable Recommendation
Legislation has been filed at the State House that would provide for a higher CPA Trust Fund distribution for all 172 CPA communities.
House Budget Includes $10 million for CPA from FY15 surplus
The Massachusetts House of Representatives decided a $10 million surplus distribution to the Community Preservation Act Trust Fund today.
DOR Issues Estimate for November 2015 CPA Trust Fund Distribution
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has released their projection of the CPA Trust Fund distribution that communities can expect to receive by November 15, 2015.
CPA is on the ballot in Woburn for November 2015!
CPA is on the ballot in Woburn for November 2015!
The Coalition Testifies at Joint Committee on Revenue Hearing
The Joint Committee on Revenue reviewed testimony supporting An Act to Sustain Community Preservation Revenue (H.2615 / S.1504) during their hearing on Monday afternoon.