posted Aug 18, 2016, 12:28 PM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Aug 25, 2016, 11:20 AM ]
The Mass legislature passed funding for EBH  and also overrode the Governor's veto. Our Coalition(MAMHC) spoke with State officials to discuss how to implement and were informed that the Governor would not"authorize" funding as he concluded the budget was not in balance. Efforts are in process within the legislature to address this situation. The budget must be balanced but there are differences between the legislature and the administration in determining if it is balanced or not. We are working with members of the legislature about how to resolve this concern.  There is also a possibility that this might end up with 9-C cuts(from which there is little or no recourse).  We will keep you up to date.