BOSTON—Representative Jeffrey Sánchez and his colleagues in the House of Representatives voted to provide youth violence prevention programs additional funding for the remaining 2011 fiscal year. The House Supplemental Budget requires the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to administer $10 million in grants for programs targeted at reducing youth violence among young individuals at highest risk of being perpetrators or victims of gun violence. Additionally, the House budget…Continue
Legislation filed by Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (D-Boston) and Senator Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) to revitalize state public housing was advanced favorably by the Joint Committee on Housing.
“Resources for state-assisted public housing are inadequate for the low-income residents, including seniors and the disabled, in need of affordable housing. This legislation provides public housing authorities greater creativity to develop innovative solutions to preserve…Continue
The House increased the Public Health Budget by $9 million, below is a detailed look at the Public Health consolidated amendment for Fiscal Year 2012:
$375,000 is provided to the Food Protection Program (4510-0020) to carry out mandated food inspections and related activities that identify and prevent food-borne illness that could potentially harm public health.
$889,889 is provided for SEAL Dental Program (4510-0025) to improve the oral health of MassHealth…