DiDomenico’s Lift the Cap on Kids Bill Included in Budget

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Last week, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues on the Senate Committee on Ways & Means released their Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which includes funding and language from Senator DiDomenico’s bill 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...

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