When decisions are being discussed in the state and federal governments that affect the disability community, it’s vital to be informed and prepared. Regular meetings and collaboration with decision-makers at DDS, MRC, MassHealth and other administration officials, help ADDP and our members become heavily informed and influential on the issues affecting our community. Through our consistent communication with our members, issue-driven committees, professional development workshops, and work with expert consultants, ADDP is THE SOURCE for receiving news, information, and education on timely issues.
More than 200 people joined ADDP's virtual Legislative Budget Forum on February 3, 2021, notably various Massachusetts state representatives and senators and their staff, as well as the special guest speakers from the Berkshire County Arc and People Inc. more
On January 27, Governor Charles Baker published the Administration's Fiscal Year 2022 House One Budget recommendation, which includes $45.6 billion in gross spending and pulls up to $1.6 billion from the state's Stabilization or "Rainy Day" Fund. In his Executive Summary, Gov. Baker noted that the "budget proposal includes substantial investments and maintains financial discipline as the... more