News — Advocacy
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.
House Ways & Means budget proposal focuses on increasing local aid while level-funding most EOHHS programs.
All four human service workers say they are passionate about their work, but burdened by student debt.
Sen. Flanagan, Rep. Roy and Rep. Fox were recognized for their ongoing support of human services.
Rising need for human service employees could help shape job-training programs.
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.
Student loan lawyer Adam Minsky discusses repayment and forgiveness options available.
The Caring Force will put human service workforce issues front and center at the State House on April 11th.
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.
Clients, providers, the DTA commissioner and legislative champions came together to mark the success of CIES and job training programs.