House overrides higher education pay raise vetoes

On October 12, the Massachusetts Senate met and voted to override the Gov. Romney's vetoes of retroactive pay raises for UMass and APA.  Members of the House voted unanimously for the overrides on October 11.

The first override was for line item 1599-4123, providing $30.2 million in raises to UMass employees promised in 2003.  The vote was 35-0.

The second override was for line item 1599-4124, providing $11.9 million to Association of Professional Administrators employees also promised in 2003.  The vote for this override was 34-0.

Please contact your state senator and representative and thank him or her for supporting the override.