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Citizens Force State To Pass Paid Family Leave & Wage Hikes

Pushed against a wall, Massachusetts lawmakers passed legislation that would raise the minimum wage very slowly to $15 per hour and create a new paid family and medical leave benefit.

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Massachusetts Budget Hidden From Seniors

In June of 2017, the Massachusetts State legislature passed a budget that called for a “study of the cost effectiveness of the home care program including estimated savings from avoided nursing facility admissions.

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Cracks In The Elderly Home Care System

“The Massachusetts home care system is beginning to crack,” says a new report from the Home Care Aide Council of Massachusetts, “and will crumble if nothing is done to address the major threats.” By Al Norman “The Massachusetts home care system is beginning to crack,” says a new report from the Home Care Aide Council […]

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Is Massachusetts Ready To Be An ‘Age Friendly’ State?

In his Third State of the Commonwealth speech on Jan. 23, 2018, Gov. Charlie Baker announced “that AARP has formally designated Massachusetts as one of only two age-friendly states in the country.”

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Trump Budget: A “Great” Hole In Economic Security

Rich people don’t need much financially from the federal government. But at the other end of the economic ladder, government can often play a critical role in protecting the well being of citizens.

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Impact Of The Fy 18 Trump Budget On Massachusetts Aging

Mass Home Care said this morning that the FY 18 budget by President Trump is “no path for Congress to follow,” and said it will oppose the elimination of several key programs that are key to the economic security of seniors.

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