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Collaborative sends letter on Salary Reserve delay to Governor

Clubhouse Services RFR deadline pushed to 10/12

The original deadline for the Clubhouse Request for Responses deadline was Sunday, September 30, but the Department of Mental Health has moved that deadline to Friday, October 12.

DPH Commissioner John Auerbach resigns

Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach announced his resignation on Monday, September 17.

We’re moving—and have furniture & other items to donate!

The Providers' Council will be moving to 88 Broad St., Boston, MA 02210 starting on Thursday, Sept. 14. Due to the move, we will be closed for business on Friday, Sept. 15, but will do our best to respond to any inquiries we receive at our earliest convenience. We have an assortment of office furniture, technology, and other items available for donation. See what they are and contact us with any questions or to request to pick them up!

State Primary Elections only one week away!

The State Primary Election is on Thursday, September 6 -- just one week away! The Providers' Council and CareVote would like to remind you to vote!

State issues press release on dual eligibles

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued a press release on Thursday, August 23 regarding the dual eligibles initiative. Please read it below.

Senate overrides Governor’s veto, ensures annualized Salary Reserve!

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve. As the House voted to override the Governor's veto on Tuesday, this completes the override process and secures a $20 million annualized salary increase for our sector's dedicated direct care workers.

House unanimously overrides Governor’s Salary Reserve veto!

The House voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to override Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of the Human Services Salary Reserve. Governor Patrick vetoed the $20 million Salary Reserve on July 8.

Veto override letter with 108 signers sent to Speaker DeLeo

Rep. David Linsky has sent a letter to House Speaker Robert DeLeo, asking him to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve. The letter has the support of 108 representatives, nearly 70 percent of the House. Rep. Linsky plans to send the letter to Speaker DeLeo on Monday, July 16.

Veto override letter has 100 signers!

Rep. David Linsky's is writing a letter to House Speaker Robert DeLeo, asking him to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve, and 100 representatives have now signed onto the letter!

Salary Reserve campaign nears 1,000 letters to Reps!

Council, members discuss Salary Reserve in media

Council co-signs letter to Speaker DeLeo urging Salary Reserve veto override

On Monday, July 9, Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes co-signed a letter with other members of The Collaborative -- the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers -- requesting Speaker DeLeo support an override of the Governor's veto of the Salary Reserve. Gov. Patrick's veto would reduce the Salary Reserve for human service workers from a $20 million fund for an annualized raise to $10 million for a one-time payment for a workforce of 31,500 workers who have gone five years without a raise.

Council quoted in Monday’s Boston Globe

Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes was quoted in Monday's Boston Globe, discussing Governor Patrick's decision to veto $10 million in Salary Reserve funding.

Governor cuts in half Salary Reserve for human services workers

The Governor signed the state budget on Sunday, but vetoed half of the Salary Reserve for low-paid human services workers.

Gov. Patrick expected to sign budget Sunday, July 8

The Governor is expected to sign the budget on Sunday at noon, according to a State House News Service report. Will you help direct care workers by emailing the Governor today and asking him to protect the Salary Reserve in the final state budget?

Conference Committee budget contains $20m Salary Reserve!

The Conference Committee charged with negotiating the differences between the House and Senate budget proposals just reported out its compromise budget, it includes a $20 million annualized Salary Reserve!

70 State Reps. support Salary Reserve in letter

Seventy state representatives, led by State Rep. David Linsky, recently sent a letter to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Brian Dempsey, asking him to support a $20 million Salary Reserve during the Conference Committee deliberations. The Senate included the $20 million fund in its FY ’13 budget proposal.

Board members support Salary Reserve in letter to House Speaker

Nearly 170 board members of community-based human services organizations sent a letter to House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Monday afternoon, asking him to agree with a portion of the Senate's budget proposal that would create a $20 million Salary Reserve fund for low-paid workers.

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