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Committee to hear testimony on health and human services agencies

NEEDHAM, MA – On Monday, March 9, 2020, the Joint Committee on Ways and Means will hold a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget in Needham, focusing on health and human services agencies. Representative Denise Garlick, Vice Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, will chair the hearing alongside Senator Mike Rush.

“The budget is a collaborative process that involves every member of the legislature as we craft a budget to invest in programs that support every Commonwealth resident,” said Representative Denise Garlick. The state’s health and human services programs have a great impact here in Needham, where we focus on public health prevention, as well as across Massachusetts, where nearly 1 in 4 residents’ lives are improved through state programs.”

“The budget process in Massachusetts is an in-depth progression of hearings, data gathering and outreach and I am pleased that in this budget cycle we are able to bring this process to Needham,” said Senator Mike Rush.  “I look forward to co-chairing this important hearing with Representative Garlick centered around programs and funding of health and human services.”  

WHO:             Representative Denise Garlick, Vice Chair, Committee on Ways and Means

Senator Mike Rush, Senate Majority Whip and Member, Committee on Ways

and Means

                        Members of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means

WHAT:          Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Hearing, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

WHEN:          Monday, March 9, 2019


WHERE:       Needham Town Hall Needham Town Hall: Powers Hall (2nd Floor), 1471 Highland Ave Needham, MA 02492

The following agencies will be testifying:

  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • Office of Medicaid
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Department of Developmental Services
  • Department of Youth Services
  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • Center for Health Information and Analysis

The hearing is open to the public, although testimony is by invitation only. There will be a Joint Ways and Means Committee on March 3rd in the Gardner Auditorium of the Massachusetts State House at 11:00am, where the public is invited to testify on budget issues.

For more information, including a list of all hearings, visit www.malegislature.gov.

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