The House of Representatives passed its budget on April 25. The
$40.3 billion spending package included an additional $2 million
for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), bringing
House funding for MLAC to $20 million for FY18.
An amendment filed by Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton) helped secure
an additional $500,000 for legal services over the additional $1.5
million contained in the House Ways and Means recommendation. The
Senate will debate its version of the budget next month.