Mass 2013 Budget/Conference Committee

posted Jun 7, 2012, 6:02 AM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Jun 7, 2012, 6:11 AM ]
The Conference Committee has been formed (See list below) and will negotiate the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Massachusetts 2013 budget to....CLICK TITLE FOR MORE... form a single budget.

Conference Committee


Chairman Stephen Brewer              Chairman Brian Dempsey

Senator Jennifer Flanagan              Representative Viriato deMacedo

Senator Michael Knapik                   Representative Stephen Kulik

Please contact your State Senator and Representative and ask them to implore Conference committee members to:

1. Preserve the Bed Hold(it is in the Senate but not the House version).

2. Maintain the PNA at $ 72.80/month(it is in both versions).

3. Raise the ECOP(Extended home care for elders at home who qualify for nursing home care) funding by 1.33 million which is the House version

4. Raise the Home Care funding by $ 500,000 which is the House version.

Note - Both ECOP and regular home care now have wait lists which will lengthen without this funding. Even with the funding those wait lists would continue.