Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Sen. DiDomenico’s bill to lift the 781-321-7700 10% DISCOUNT WITH THIS AD! COMPLETE LINE OF QUALITY FURNITURE AT LOW PRICES *BEDROOM SETS *DINING ROOM SETS *KITCHEN SETS ASHLEY SOFA *SOFA / LOVE SEATS *TABLES & CHAIRS *COMPUTER DESKS $399.00 ASHLEY BEDROOM SETS $ LAYAWAY PLANS AVAILABLE 42 Willow St., Malden Law Offices of John Mackey & ASSOCIATES * PERSONAL INJURY * REAL ESTATE * FAMILY LAW * GENERAL PRACTICE * PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY 14 Norwood St., Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 387-4900 Fax: (617) 381-1755 John Mackey, Esq. WWW.JMACKEYLAW.COM Patricia Ridge, Esq. * Katherine M. Brown, Esq. SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available 54 OAKES STREET EVERETT, MA 02149 Phone (617) 389-2448 www.saseverett.com Preschool to Grade 8 (PreK program starts at 2.9) http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only Christian Values & Strong Academics Before/After School Programs Extra-Curricular Activities Financial Assistance Available Come and see the difference we can make in the life of your child! Se habla Español - Falamos Português Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Bring this ad and receive $50 off your registration. (New Families Only) Registration is on-going. 895.95 “Cap on Kids” passed by Senate Bill moves to Governor’s desk following 37-1 vote B OSTON – On March 28, the Massachusetts Senate reaffirmed its commitment to ending the state’s “family cap” policy by overwhelmingly voting to pass State Senator Sal DiDomenico’s legislation to lift the Cap on Kids. The Cap on Kids – also called the family cap – denies benefits to children conceived while, or soon after, a family began receiving benefits. As a result of the Cap on Kids, Massachusetts does not provide benefits for nearly 9,000 children living in poverty. Their parents struggle to provide even the most basic essentials for their children, causing everyone in the family to suffer. “I am proud that the Senate has once again taken action to put an end to our Commonwealth’s ineffective and unjust family cap policy,” said Sen. DiDomenico. “Lifting the ‘Cap on Kids’ is simply the right thing to do to ensure that families are not denied basic benefits simply because of when their children were born. This is a critical policy change that will help thousands of children across the Commonwealth, and I would like to especially thank Senate President Spilka for continuing to make this a Senate priority and addressing this issue at the very beginning of our session.” Massachusetts’s Cap on Kids The Senate recently voted 37-1 to approve the bill, which was sponsored by State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, to lift the “Cap on Kids.” The bill will now be sent to Gov. Charlie Baker for his signature. (Courtesy Photo) policy was established in 1995 and has been detrimental to families across the state. In his statement on the Senate floor, Senator DiDomenico passionately disputed certain erroneous assumptions: “To be clear, there was and continues to be no evidence that people have children to receive additional benefits, which is why so many states have already taken action to repeal their family cap policies. For over two decades, the Cap on Kids has done nothing but harm children and make it harder for low-income families to meet their basic needs, such as food, housing and warm clothes.” The new policy passed by the Legislature would start Sept. 1, 2019, and makes the repeal of the family cap retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019. Upon implementation, children who are, or would be, excluded from grant calculations will now be included. The fiscal year 2019 budget already provides funding for this change, which was included in the House and Senate conference committee report. STARTING AT

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