“Each line item, each number, is much more than just a number. It is a statement of the Senate’s priorities and our values and what we hold dear.” – Senate President Karen Spilka With the House budget settled, it’s the Senate’s turn to look ahead towards 2020. The Senate Committee on Ways & Means released […]

Thank you to everyone who raised their voices and called their State Representatives to advocate for our FY20 budget priorities! The House budget debates have come to an end, and the results are in. And as is often the case with the state budget, the results are…mixed. To see the full, finalized House budget, click […]

For Immediate Release Honoring Bob Rivers, Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank Boston, MA – On March 28, 2019, the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (“MA Appleseed”) honored Bob Rivers with its 12th annual Good Apple Award. MA Appleseed also celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special cocktail hour, which was followed by the award reception […]

Action Alert The Massachusetts House of Representatives will debate its FY20 budget proposal this week and several key amendments have been filed that still need support! These amendments fill in funding gaps when the amount allocated in the House Committee on Ways & Means’ budget recommendations (released April 10th) fell short of supporting the clear […]

Action Alert Along with spring showers, the state budget season has arrived! This is the critical time of year when the state legislature makes important decisions about which services and programs to invest in and at what levels. The state budget is a statement of our values as a Commonwealth. In it we find the […]

Honoring Robert F. Rivers, Chair and CEO of Eastern Bank On March 28, 2019, the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (“MA Appleseed”) honored Robert F. Rivers with its 12th annual Good Apple Award. Each year, MA Appleseed presents the “Good Apple” award to someone in the Massachusetts business or legal community who demonstrates the principles of social […]