We are asking for your help in urging your State Senators
and Representatives to support $15 million in funding for the Massachusetts
Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) fiscal year 2015 budget line item
(0321-1600). MLAC is the primary funding source for many of the civil
legal aid organizations in the state.
The FY2015 House budget provides
for $15 million in MLAC funding. The FY2015 Senate budget provides
for $14 million. A Conference Committee consisting of three Senators and
three Representatives is currently crafting a consensus budget that will be
completed by early July and sent to the Governor to be signed into law.
Please call or email
your state legislators TODAY and ask them to urge the Senate President, Speaker
of the House, and Conference Committee members to include $15 million for MLAC
in the final FY15 budget.
Look up your State Senators and Representatives
here. For some additional
helpful information about MLAC, click here.
you for all that you do to support access to justice for all in the