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Council, other associations oppose Senate amendment

The Providers' Council and other human services associations sent a letter to the full Senate on Wednesday, June 8, opposing an amendment filed to the Senate zoning bill.

Council plans June 28 forum for nonprofits on OT Final Rule

A U.S. Department of Labor representative takes part in this panel to help providers understand how to comply with this upcoming change.

State to amend Surplus Revenue Retention, UFR regulations

The 20 percent lifetime cap on Surplus Revenue Retention will be eliminated. Additionally, the 5 percent annual cap on Surplus Revenue Retention will be changed to a 20 percent cap per year.

Senate budget won’t include CIES language, loan repay pilot

The Council will seek to have CIES language included in Conference budget bill.

Senate begins budget debate on Tuesday, May 24

The Senate began its budget debate on Tuesday, May 24.

Council pursuing amendments to Senate Ways & Means budget

Human services line items in the Senate Ways & Means budget plan are generally in line with House and Governor, but the Council wants CIES funding secured.

Senate to release FY ‘17 budget proposal on Tuesday, May 17

The state Senate will release its FY '17 budget proposal on Tuesday, May 17.

House approves $39.51b budget proposal for FY ‘17

The state House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 27 unanimously approved a $39.51 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2017.

CIES language, but not loan repayment, in House budget

Despite securing more than 50 co-sponsors and legislators receiving more than 900 letters of support over the past two weeks, Amendment #914 - the pilot loan repayment program for direct care human services workers filed by Rep. Jeffrey Roy - was not included in consolidated amendment (G) Tuesday night as the state House of Representatives continued to work through its FY '17 budget proposal.

More than 50 reps. co-sponsor loan repayment amendment!

The state budget debate begins on Monday, April 25, and more than 50 representatives have co-sponsored Rep. Jeffrey Roy's amendment #914.

Reps. co-sponsor human services House budget amendments

A number of representatives have co-sponsored two budget amendments filed by legislators on behalf of the Providers' Council and our members.

House Ways & Means releases FY ‘17 budget plan

House Ways & Means budget proposal focuses on increasing local aid while level-funding most EOHHS programs.

Caring Force Rally speakers deliver powerful message

All four human service workers say they are passionate about their work, but burdened by student debt.

Caring Force honors champions at Fifth Annual State House Rally

Sen. Flanagan, Rep. Roy and Rep. Fox were recognized for their ongoing support of human services.

Walker, Osborne see potential for collaboration to fill jobs

Rising need for human service employees could help shape job-training programs.

Forum looks at ‘The Changing Face of Human Services’

Research shows that human services job growth will continue its surge through the next eight to 10 years, but filling those positions will be one of the sector's greatest challenges.

Council forum looks at ways to ease burden of student debt

Student loan lawyer Adam Minsky discusses repayment and forgiveness options available.

Here’s the 4.11 on the 2016 Caring Force Rally

The Caring Force will put human service workforce issues front and center at the State House on April 11th.

Limited space remains for Annual Business Meeting & forum

The Providers' Council will host its Annual Business Meeting and The Changing Face of Human Services forum on Wednesday, April 6 at The Verve Hotel in Natick.

Providers’ Council honors job creation champions

Clients, providers, the DTA commissioner and legislative champions came together to mark the success of CIES and job training programs.

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