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The proposed amendments are a result of the Baker Administration's efforts to streamline all state regulations.
A section of the recently signed economic development bill could have diverted scarce resources from nonprofits.
There will be another flurry of activity as the House and Senate work to wrap up the session.
Hearings address certain placement and supports and youth-stabilization services.
In addition to the presidential election and a number of state races, there will be several important ballot questions this year.
A coalition of 17 nonprofit associations from across Massachusetts register opposition to a bill provision on taxing nonprofits.
The Council urges members to give us feedback on changes to 808 CMR 1.00, and to submit comments to the Commonwealth by Aug. 22.
More than 1,000 nonprofits from across the U.S. responded to the National Council of Nonprofits survey.
Human services mostly level-funded in the FY'17 budget approved by the House and Senate.
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.
A U.S. Department of Labor representative takes part in this panel to help providers understand how to comply with this upcoming change.
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.
The Council will seek to have CIES language included in Conference budget bill.
The Senate began its budget debate on Tuesday, May 24.
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.
The state Senate will release its FY '17 budget proposal on Tuesday, May 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.
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.
The state budget debate begins on Monday, April 25, and more than 50 representatives have co-sponsored Rep. Jeffrey Roy's amendment #914.
A number of representatives have co-sponsored two budget amendments filed by legislators on behalf of the Providers' Council and our members.