Jan 25 2012
Governor’s budget is a victory for human services
Posted by: Kevin B. Gilnack, Campaign Manager
The governor's proposed FY13 budget is out, and you've made a big difference for our one in ten neighbors who receive human services.
Gov. Patrick's budget, released earlier today, reveals a more favorable funding proposal than previously indicated by administration officials.
Your phone calls, emails and tweets are being heard on Beacon Hill and many threatened programs are finally being restored thanks to your advocacy!
As The Caring Force continues to analyze the budget, we already know there are programs that are still hurting. The level funding and drastic cuts that our sector faced throughout the recession mean there are still individuals not receiving critical services.
We also know that the governor has neglected to include an essential salary reserve for our lowest paid human services workers for the fifth year in a row. Direct care worker jobs are vital to the people they serve and have an important impact on our economy.
As the budget process moves from the governor to the legislature, we must be an even stronger and louder force for our sector to advocate for adequate funding for all services, and staff that includes a cost of living increase.
It is essential that we grow The Caring Force and continue to fight for the needs of the human service sector across Massachusetts.
By sharing The Caring Force petition, you'll help raise awareness about potential cuts and help defend our most unsung heroes -- our direct care workers.
The Caring Force will continue our analysis of the budget and its impact on critical state programs that could affect you directly.
Thank you for your active participation!