The Senate Finance Committee acted this week to restore much of the funding that was cut in the House's $11.2 billion budget, including services for older residents, people with developmental disabilities, and substance abuse treatment.

The Committee's action is due in no small part to the efforts of families and individuals to educate members of the Senate Finance committee by showing up in Concord and testifying. Sharing family stories with the Senators humanizes the budget numbers, so that restoring funds to assist our most vulnerable citizens became a priority in the budget discussions.

Thanks to all who showed up, spoke up, and made your voice heard. You make the difference!

Read more on NHPR website:   "Senate Budget Writers Restore Funding for Social Services"