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Mass. poverty levels halved by assistance programs, says report

As reported by Paige Smith, Boston Business Journal:

Massachusetts poverty levels would double if not for assistance programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a study by two local nonprofits.

Press Release: In Response to Proposed Federal Budget Blueprint

Statement from Joe Diamond, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association for Community Action, In Response to Proposed Federal Budget Blueprint

“Cutting the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) will not only adversely affect thousands of residents of Massachusetts but will also remove millions of dollars from communities across the Commonwealth.

Press Release: In Response to Proposed FY19 Federal Budget Blueprint

Statement from Joe Diamond, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association for Community Action, In Response to Proposed Federal Budget Blueprint:

“The budget proposed by the Trump administration is a cruel one, especially in light of the new tax law that in almost every way favors the rich.

Trump’s budget would hit Massachusetts programs

As Reported by Gerry Tuoti, Wicked Local Newsbank Editor, Wicked Local Newburyport:

Social services providers, environmental advocates and others warn that Massachusetts would suffer dire effects under President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.