Senate debates FY15 budget

Thursday, May. 22, 2014
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Although the Senate continues its debate of the FY15 budget today, they have taken action on an amendment for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), providing an additional $1 million, which increases the Senate appropriation to $14 million.

Last month the House passed a budget which included funding of $15 million for MLAC. Following the conclusion of the Senate budget debate, a conference committee will be appointed to craft a compromise budget. The Massachusetts Bar Association will continue to strongly advocate for an increase in the MLAC budget, supporting the House proposal.