State Budget Supports Civil Legal Aid

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.