Senate approves $20m Salary Reserve!
You did it!
Because of your advocacy, an annualized $20 million Salary Reserve has now been included in the Senate budget. The amendment has already been added to the spending plan, and we expect the Senate will approve the full budget later this week.
Please help us thank Senate President Therese Murray, Senate Ways & Means Chairman Stephen Brewer and Senator Karen Spilka -- our amendment sponsor -- for their support in the budget process. Please take time to thank your own senator as well.
Thank you again for your continued advocacy for the human services workforce. While the budget process is a long and challenging one, your participation is critical to our success and is greatly appreciated. We will now turn our attention at the Council to the conference committee; we will be in touch with next steps.