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Bill to Expand Tax Credits Draws on Children’s Health Data

As reported by Kathryn Carley, Public News Service: Listen Here A bill to increase tax credits in the Commonwealth is backed up by research showing the credits lead to better nutrition for working families and better long-term health outcomes for children. Lawmakers...

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Direct Cash Payments Work to Lift Families Out of Poverty

As reported by Kathryn Carley, Public News Service: Listen Here. Advocates for low-income families in the Commonwealth said data showed direct cash payments to families helped bring childhood poverty to a record low during the pandemic. Programs such as the expanded...

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Keeping Out the Cold: Weatherization Help for Those in Need

As reported by Kathryn Carley, Public News Service: Listen here. Community service agencies say many low- and moderate-income homes in the Commonwealth are unprepared for the winter cold and could benefit from a number of free weatherization and heating services,...

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Preparing for Low Temperatures, High Energy Costs in MA

As reported by Kathryn Carley, Public News Service: Listen Here Community service agencies say requests for home heating assistance were increasing even before National Grid - the power company that serves many in the area - announced energy prices could jump nearly...

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