On Tuesday, October 20th, I had the privilege of testifying in support of a bill that I filed that would help poor children access welfare benefits. The bill, which was the result of a collaboration with the nonprofit Healthcare for All, works to amend a range of concerns for low income children in the Commonwealth. The Healthy Food, Healthy Homes, Healthy Children (HHH) Coalition, a diverse group of human service providers, researchers, and advocacy organizations, has backed this legislation and view it as a holistic approach to fixing these issues. There are over 30 organizations that make up the HHH Coalition including Health Care for All, Boston Children’s Hospital, Greater Boston Food Bank, and Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association. Their website can be found HERE.
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Mass Live — Report on the bill filed by Rep. Livingstone and supported by a coalition of more than thirty organizations, including Health Care for All, Boston Children’s Hospital, Greater Boston Food Bank and many others. “It take a comprehensive approach to helping those that need the help the most – kids whose parents are on some sort of public assistance,” said State Rep. Jay Livingstone, D-Boston, the bill’s prime sponsor. “It really tries to get at the issues that they have often in school by focusing on all the problems – nutrition, housing, healthcare – and trying to find ways to improve each of those things and also make the government more efficient.” Read the story.
Filed by: Representative Alice Peisch
Heard by: Joint Committee on Education
Wicked Local Westwood — Report on Beacon Hill Roll Call records regarding certain overrides of Governor Baker’s line item vetoes, including Rep. Livingstone’s votes. Some of the votes highlighted include overriding Governor Baker’s vetoes regarding education funding, zoo funding (including Franklin Park), and prostate cancer awareness. Read the story.