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Governor Charlie Baker to attend Annual Convention & Expo

Today, we're also thrilled to announce that Governor Charlie Baker will join us at the largest convening of human services professionals in the Northeast and address the more than 1,100 convention attendees during the day's lunch program.

State cuts rates for AFC; budget language would reverse move

The reduction to Adult Foster Care funding sets the rates back to pre-2007 levels.

Council seeking solutions to ease burden of student debt

The Council is offering education, legislation and sharing tools and information to help the human service workforce with student debt.

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.

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