Hearings of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means are scheduled from March 24 through April 13. On April 13, several hours are set aside for testimony from the public beginning at 10am, at Gardner Auditorium in the State House, Boston. All of the hearings begin at 10am.
There may be the opportunity for the public to testify at the other hearings where agency heads present their budgets to the Ways/Means Committee. This has happened in the past so we encourage you to visit one of the hearings in your area where they may allow testimony on any issue at the end of hearing from the respective state agency.
On April 7, in Medford City Hall, DDS will present its budget along with other human service agencies including the Dept. of Transitional Assistance, Disabled Persons Protection Commission, Mass. Rehab Commission, Mass. Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Mass. Commission for the Blind, and others.
On Thursday, April 9th at the UMASS Center in Springfield Secretary Sudders, Medicaid Director Tsai and others will testify (Elder Affairs, Public Health, Veterans).