House One as filed by Governor Deval Patrick suffers from the same deficit as every other piece of legislation in this State - Legislation without appropriation. Changes are made by the outside sections, but no one knows what they will … [Read more...]
Legislature goes out on recess – leaves court -appointed attorneys unpaid for work already done!
In the interest of full disclosure, part of the work I do is representing indigent parents and children in cases where DSS has taken children out of their homes, or as an appointed Guardian Ad Litem guarding the education or medical care or … [Read more...]
Budget Hole – in access to justice – with remedy
As a practical matter, line item 0321-1510 is always underfunded. Many are. It may be that there is a hope that "there will be more tax revenue later" or that "we won't need to pay these folks, we will need fewer hours service … [Read more...]