There are so many worthy priorities that we advocate to our legislators for, and we hope that they see the value and prioritize them during the legislative process.
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Right now, important budget negotiations are happening that will impact the potential success of three of our bills to improve public health:
- A sugary drink excise tax, which can help raise at least $368 million for key programs, like clean drinking water, across the Commonwealth.
- Healthy food access for underserved communities provided by the Massachusetts Food Trust.
- Tobacco prevention and cessation program funding
We believe these initiatives will provide for a healthier citizenry in Massachusetts, bring in critical revenue and will save health care dollars.