Jul 31, 2015

Funding Restored to the MA Trial Court

BOSTON, MA – On Thursday July 30, 2015, the Massachusetts House and Senate voted to restore funding to the Massachusetts Trial Court that Governor Charlie Baker had vetoed earlier in the month. The restored funding will ensure that the Trial Court stays on track with its programmatic goals, including staffing increases.

Local 458 President David Abbott was elated upon hearing the news. “Ray [McGrath] and Jim [Redmond] (NAGE’s legislative team) have been working on securing funding for months and my members will really be able to see the effects of their efforts.”
Local 229 President Margaret Thompson was also pleased upon hearing the news, adding, “Probation executive board members extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to NAGE's legislative team, Ray and Jim, for the positive relationships they have developed over time with State House leaders. I would also like to thank our representative and senators who secured this funding to the benefit our members.”

The Massachusetts legislature is entering their August recess and will be taking up additional legislation in early September.

The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America. - John F. Kennedy
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