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AG announces tools to help students understand college aid

The Attorney General's Office is seeking to help students make more informed choices and reduce future burden of student loan debt.

Governor launches FY ‘18 budget process with House 1 proposal

The spending bill was generally favorable to human services programs.

Members reminded to update workplace wage posters

These posters are available free from the Attorney General's Office online or by mail.

Council hosts forum with EOHHS Secretary, providers

Sec. Marylou Sudders gives providers insight on what to look for in the coming year.

Administration announces $98M in mid-year budget cuts

The Baker Administration says lagging tax revenues prompted reductions to the FY '17 budget.

Advocates win changes to PCA OT policy

Advocates and policymakers collaborated to reach an agreement on PCA overtime management.

Administration and Finance Forum for human service nonprofits

Secretaries Lepore and Sudders discuss the state budget picture and priorities for the coming year.

Changes to surplus revenue retention official

The Operational Services Division (OSD) recently posted a notice of amendment and the change will apply for FY 2016 UFR filings.

Council submits testimony on family stabilization rates

The Council and members ask EOHHS to revisit proposed rate taking into consideration locations, the coming OT change and other issues.

Providers’ Council submits comments on compliance, reporting regs

The proposed amendments are a result of the Baker Administration's efforts to streamline all state regulations.

Governor makes veto sought by coalition of nonprofits

A section of the recently signed economic development bill could have diverted scarce resources from nonprofits.

Several rate hearings scheduled for August

Hearings address certain placement and supports and youth-stabilization services.

State releases propsed changes to surplus revenue regs

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.

Governor’s cuts include earmarks, CIES language

The FY '17 spending plan goes back to the House and Senate for review, finalization.

Senate begins budget debate on Tuesday, May 24

The Senate began its budget debate on Tuesday, May 24.

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.

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