As previously reported, advocacy efforts helped to restore funding to MRVP in the House budget recommendations for next year. Yesterday, the Senate Ways and Means released their budget recommendations, and they include almost a 50% cut to MRVP. This year MRVP needed $35.8 million to maintain all of the vouchers currently being used, but Senate Ways and Means recommended funding it at $17.9 million. MRVP is line item 7004-9024 in the Senate budget.
Call your state senator and ask for full funding for MRVP at $35.8 million. To find contact information for your state senator, visit www.wheredoivotema.com.