Proposed House Ways and Means Committee FY21 budget includes MLAC funding

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

Legislative ImageThe House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed budget for FY21 today, Nov. 5. The $46 billion spending package includes an additional $5 million for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC). 

"We are grateful to Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and the House Ways and Means Committee for fully funding MLAC’s $29 million budget request. Civil legal aid is vital as the commonwealth grapples with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis," said Martin W. Healy, Massachusetts Bar Association chief legal counsel and chief operating officer.
  
The House is set to debate the budget next week. Massachusetts has been operating with a series of interim budgets since July 1, when the new fiscal year began.

Read MLAC’s statement on the proposed House Ways and Means Committee FY21 Budget.