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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.

Council welcomes Johnson, McCroom to Board of Directors

The Providers' Council elected two new board members, officers at its 41st Annual Business Meeting.

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.

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.

Panel: Succession plan is about sustainability, talent management

Nonprofit executives led an engaging discussion about the challenges and needs of organizations to maximize leadership development and organizational sustainability as a high rate of baby boomers transition toward retirement.

Council, coalition opposing right-of-first-refusal plan

A section of the Governor's Municipal Reform Bill would give first-refusal to cities and towns when a nonprofit wants to sell or convert property.

Rate hearings next week for Family Stabilization, three others

The state will hear comments on proposed rate adjustments made in accordance with Chapter 257.

State releases Salary Reserve information

Departments are currently reviewing documents that annualize a $5.3M Salary Reserve into FY '16 contracts and will complete the amendment process by the week of Feb. 8.

Start voter engagement now to ensure nonprofit votes count

NonprofitVOTE has compiled a trove of resources to assist organizations.

‘Health care costs are killing us’

The Council and members testify in support of a bill that would allow human service organizations to join the Group Insurance Commission.

IRS withdraws proposed Gift Substantiation regs

The IRS is withdrawing a proposed change to Gift Substantiation regulations after overwhelming opposition from nonprofits across the country, including the Providers' Council, our members and partner in advocacy the National Council of Nonprofits.

Council hosts forum with ANF, EOHHS secretaries

The Providers' Council on Tuesday, December 22 held a forum with the secretaries of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Council joins 200+ other nonprofits in opposing IRS regs

The Providers' Council on Tuesday joined more than 200 other nonprofit organizations in calling on the Internal Revenue Service to withdraw a proposed regulation that would have charitable nonprofits collect and report donors’ Social Security numbers to the IRS.

Submit regulation reviews online through new ANF website

Under Executive Order #562, all existing Executive Branch regulations have been under review. In light of this, the Executive Office of Administration and Finance launched a website dedicated to Executive Order #562 where you can submit regulations for review, view public comments and more.

EOHHS to hold listening sessions on regulation review

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services will hold five listening sessions across the Commonwealth in order to gain public input on the regulatory review process under Executive Order No. 562.

Council asks for input on proposed overtime standards

On June 30, President Obama proposed new changes to the overtime compensation, including raising the threshold for the first time in over 10 years.

Council and AGO Hold Information Session on Earned Sick Time

The Providers' Council and the Attorney General's Office held an information session on July 31 to educate employers and employees about the Earned Sick Time Law, which went into effect July 1.

Mass Budget Headed to Gov. Baker for Signature

The long awaited Conference Committee budget was finally release late Tuesday, July 7 and quickly approved Wednesday, July 8. Governor Baker now has ten days to sign or veto the budget proposal.

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.

Listening sessions for earned sick time regs begin next week

On Friday, April 24, Attorney General Maura Healey's office submitted proposed regulations for Earned Sick Time Law that passed during the 2014 election.

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