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Joining other statewide associations on Tuesday, June 13, the Providers' Council testified at the State House before the Joint Committee on Revenue against four bills that seek to institute payments in lieu of taxes or create burdensome regulations for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.
Key EOHHS items are funded, and the proposal gives the Governor options with regard to a health care assessment.
Hundreds turned out in support of human services at the Sixth Annual Caring Force State House Rally.
The reduction to Adult Foster Care funding sets the rates back to pre-2007 levels.
The Providers' Council's University Roundtable will connect human service providers' HR and recruiting staff with representatives from local college career resource centers and internship programs.
The House Ways & Means Committee presented a budget that invests in early education, addiction and recovery services and housing supports but also would assess fines on employers not offering health insurance.
In all, nearly 4,500 nonprofits, including 146 in Massachusetts, notified Congress that the Johnson Amendment should remain unchanged.
The Council is offering education, legislation and sharing tools and information to help the human service workforce with student debt.
The Attorney General's Office is seeking to help students make more informed choices and reduce future burden of student loan debt.
The Providers' Council, in conjunction with nonprofits and associations across the U.S., is fighting to maintain nonpartisanship for tax-exempt agencies.
Here's a roundup of media coverage from the first week of the release of Who Will Care? The Workforce Crisis in Human Services.
The Providers' Council encourages members to attend hearing when possible to advocate for funding in the FY '18 budget.
Who Will Care: The Workforce Crisis in Human Services outlines challenges and solutions for community-based nonprofit providers.
An archive of The Provider newspaper – the voice of the Providers' Council for 38 years – is available in the members-only section of the website.
The spending bill was generally favorable to human services programs.
The Council has put forward a Pro-Workforce Legislative Agenda for the 2017-18 session.
Guide provides help understanding state and federal fundraising regulations.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday filed a Notice of Appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the district court judge's order blocking changes to the Overtime Final Rule. The court could grant a motion for an expedited hearing or a motion for a stay -- which would make the rule take effect -- but the appeal process could be lengthy. An article from the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that without an expedited hearing, briefs on the case likely wouldn't be filed before Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017.
Advocates and policymakers collaborated to reach an agreement on PCA overtime management.