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Earned Sick Time to Go Into Effect July 1

The Earned Sick Time Regulations, which were finalized on Friday, June 19 will go into effect Wednesday, July 1.

State issues FAQ for Chapter 257 adjustments

The state has released a number of frequently asked questions related to the Chapter 257 Agreement for Judgment.

Earned Sick Time: Submit Testimony TODAY!

Testimony on the proposed Earned Sick Time Regulations are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10.

Providers’ Council delivers testimony on Earned Sick Time

The Providers' Council testified on Earned Sick Time earlier this week at a public hearing in Boston and sent written testimony to the Attorney General's Office on May 21.

Senate Ways & Means Releases Budget Recommendations

On May 12, Senate Ways & Means Committee released a $38 billion budget proposal for FY '16.

The Collaborative and state reach agreement on Chapter 257

An agreement on with the Baker Administration and the Collaborative in regards to Chapter 257 has finally been reached.

Providers’ Council celebrates its 40th Anniversary!

The Providers' Council hosted its 40th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, April 28 in Worcester at the Beechwood Hotel.

New Elder Affairs, DTA leaders named

The Baker administration named Alice Bonner the new secretary of Elder Affairs and Jeff McCue the new commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance.

House Ways & Means Releases Budget

On April 15, the House Ways & Means Committee released their budget proposal.

Nearly 800 Caring Force Members fill State House!

The Caring Force held its 4th Annual Caring Force Rally at the State House on April 7 where nearly 800 members advocated in support of human services.

Final Countdown to The Caring Force Rally!

The Caring Force State House rally is on April 7 at the Massachusetts State House

Council Releases Beyond Social Value Report

The Providers’ Council, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and UMass Dartmouth released Beyond Social Value: The Economic Impact of the Human Services Sector at a State House briefing on March 25.

Support Human Services: Attend budget hearings

The Senate Ways and Means committee will begin holding public hearings this month to address concerns about the FY '16 budget.

Register Today: 2015 Caring Force Rally

The Caring Force will hold their 4th State House Rally on April 7 at the Great Hall.

Council letter to the editor appears in Boston Globe

On February 23, The Boston Globe published President & CEO Michael Weekes' letter to the editor discussing Philadelphia Insurance denying claims to human services agencies.

Council discusses insurance claim in Boston Globe

Philadelphia Insurance has rejected insurance claims to providers after the closure of the Long Island bridge, claiming "wear and tear" of city property is not covered in providers' plan.

Gov. Baker signs FY ‘15 budget fix

Governor Charlie Baker on Friday, Feb. 13, signed a spending bill designed to fix a $768 million deficit in the state's FY '15 budget.

U.S. House of Representatives passes America Gives More Act

On Thursday, February 12 the House of Representatives passed H.R 644, the America Gives More Act of 2015.

Urge your U.S. Representative to support the America Gives More Act

On Thursday, February 12, the U.S House of Representatives will vote on the America Gives More Act, H.R. 644 and the Council need you to take action today.

Administration makes some 9C cuts to human services

Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders held a teleconference Wednesday, February 4 with providers, coalitions, membership organizations and other EOHHS stakeholders about the Administration's efforts to close a $768 million gap in the FY '15 budget.

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