Advocates urge Democrat-controlled House to spend more
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Advocates for elderly services, public education, legal assistance and a variety of other causes made their case for state funding on Monday as the House Finance Committee hosted a public hearing on the state budget for fiscal years 2020-21.
Many came sporting colors for their cause, filling almost every spot in the 400-seat Representatives Hall.
Needs of older citizens were represented by those wearing red AARP scarves. Students from Berlin showed up with white T-shirts emblazoned with “Save our Schools.” Those representing the developmentally disabled community were sporting light pink.