Letter to Editor (Massachusetts)
Marijane Benner Browne
WickedLocal.com (Eastern Massachusetts)
April 19, 2018
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Tags: Funding: State & Local
Organizations mentioned/involved: Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)
Nonetheless, civil legal aid programs around the state turn away approximately 65 percent of eligible residents who seek services — nearly 45,000 people each year — due to lack of funding. That’s why representatives Ruth Balser and Claire Cronin are sponsoring a budget amendment to increase the total civil legal aid funding by an additional $2 million. I hope Rep. David Linsky will continue his long-standing support for civil legal aid by supporting the amendment.