The spending bill was generally favorable to human services programs.
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Sec. Marylou Sudders gives providers insight on what to look for in the coming year.
The Baker Administration says lagging tax revenues prompted reductions to the FY '17 budget.
Advocates and policymakers collaborated to reach an agreement on PCA overtime management.
Secretaries Lepore and Sudders discuss the state budget picture and priorities for the coming year.
The Operational Services Division (OSD) recently posted a notice of amendment and the change will apply for FY 2016 UFR filings.
The Council and members ask EOHHS to revisit proposed rate taking into consideration locations, the coming OT change and other issues.
The proposed amendments are a result of the Baker Administration's efforts to streamline all state regulations.
A section of the recently signed economic development bill could have diverted scarce resources from nonprofits.
Hearings address certain placement and supports and youth-stabilization services.
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.
The FY '17 spending plan goes back to the House and Senate for review, finalization.
The Senate began its budget debate on Tuesday, May 24.
The state Senate will release its FY '17 budget proposal on Tuesday, May 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.
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.
The state budget debate begins on Monday, April 25, and more than 50 representatives have co-sponsored Rep. Jeffrey Roy's amendment #914.
A number of representatives have co-sponsored two budget amendments filed by legislators on behalf of the Providers' Council and our members.
Rising need for human service employees could help shape job-training programs.