Great news from the Statehouse - on Monday, the
Massachusetts House and Senate approved the Conference Committee’s FY2015
Massachusetts Budget recommendation, which includes $15 million in funding for
the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC). MLAC serves as the
primary source of civil legal aid funding in the Commonwealth, and this funding
amount represents a clear commitment to supporting their work.
The continued advocacy of BBA
members played an important role in letting legislators know the value of
fulfilling the unmet need for legal services in the state. We thank our
members for taking time out of their busy schedules to contact their legislators
but urge you not to let the conversation end there. We encourage you to thank your legislators for
supporting civil legal aid and to contact the Governor’s office to ask
him to approve this appropriation
in the final stage of the budget process.