Group presents a united front to negotiate with House leadership, lawmakers involved said.
A 41-year-old tax refund program that ended in 2016 could, at $2.5 million, be the margin of survival for state’s neediest.
Future healthcare providers tell legislators passing bill makes moral, fiscal sense.
State lawmakers managed to pass a dime per gallon increase in 2014 but getting a 3-cents hike next year will be far from automatic.
Lawmakers balanced the budget on the backs of the poor, yet again, by failing to fund an emergency food pantry measure and the Tax Refund for the Elderly and Disabled program.