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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.

Loan repayment, social enterprise bills get favorable reports

The Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities advanced the Council's student loan repayment legislation.

Council attending upcoming Chapter 257 information sessions

The Providers' Council is attending all Chapter 257 information sessions that are being held across the Commonwealth.

Voters turn out in droves to have say on Super Tuesday

In addition to the presidential primary, three state House of Representative seats were also decided.

Committee removes right-of-first-refusal provision

The Joint Committee on Revenue Tuesday reported out a bill "in part" but removed a potentially damaging provision that would give cities and towns a right-of-first-refusal provision when a nonprofit seeks to sell property or change its use.

Council sends letter in opposition to Right of First Refusal provision

The Providers' Council joined other human services membership associations on Thursday, February 18 in sending a letter to the Joint Committee on Revenue in opposition to Section 27 of House Bill 3908, An act modernizing municipal finance and government.

Joint Committee on Ways & Means to hold Feb. 22 hearing

The Joint Committee on Ways & Means has scheduled an FY '17 budget hearing on Feb. 22 for EOHHS agencies.

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