Senate Ways and Means releases FY2015 budget proposal

Thursday, May. 15, 2014
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The Senate Ways and Means Committee released its fiscal year 2015 budget recommendations yesterday. Included in the $36.25 billion proposal was $13 million for Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) which is level funding of last year's appropriation amount.

Sen. William Brownsberger (D-Belmont) is filing an amendment raising MLAC's line item to $17 million. Please contact your local senator and ask them to support the legal services amendment filed by Sen. Brownsberger and to express their support for the amendment to both Senate President Therese Murray and Senate Ways and Means Chairman Stephen Brewer.

The Senate is scheduled to take up the budget next week. As you may recall, the House budget included $15 million for MLAC. Following passage of the Senate budget, both branches will appoint a conference committee to hash out a compromise budget.

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