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Governor Patrick signs supplemental budget with $10 million Salary Reserve

The advocacy by our members and others has been a success! The thousands of calls that were made and e-mails that were sent to the legislature and Governor Deval Patrick from friends of the human services sector made a difference! We are pleased to tell our members that the supplemental budget containing a $10 million Salary Reserve has been signed!

On October 27, Governor Patrick signed the supplemental spending bill that includes a one-time, $10 million Salary Reserve for human services workers earning less than $40,000 per year. The payment of the Salary Reserve is contingent on the state's tax revenue as of January 15, 2012.

We will be in touch with more information as this progresses. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact Bill Yelenak.