[Black Caucus members oppose cuts to the state budget]
Original Airdate: 2/24/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that many African American legislators are opposed to the adoption of the latest version of the state budget proposed by the Ways and Means Committee of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Vaillancourt reviews the proposed budget, which includes cuts in rental assistance and welfare assistance. Vaillancourt notes that the budget also includes cuts to the Department of Social Services and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Vaillancourt interviews Shirley Owens Hicks (State Representative), Byron Rushing (State Representative), and Louis Elisa (Boston chapter of the NAACP) at a breakfast meeting of the Massachusetts Legislative Black Caucus. Owens Hicks and Elisa talk about the need for funding of human services. Rushing says that many voters are not opposed to new taxes to fund human services. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Richard Volk (Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee) talking about the proposed budget in the chambers of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African Americans - Politics and government
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts Legislative Black Caucus
Massachusetts State Legislature
Type : Genre
News - Television
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