News — State Administration
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.
Research shows that human services job growth will continue its surge through the next eight to 10 years, but filling those positions will be one of the sector's greatest challenges.
Clients, providers, the DTA commissioner and legislative champions came together to mark the success of CIES and job training programs.
The Providers' Council is attending all Chapter 257 information sessions that are being held across the Commonwealth.
The Joint Committee on Revenue Tuesday reported out a bill "in part" but removed a potentially damaging provision that would give cities and towns a right-of-first-refusal provision when a nonprofit seeks to sell property or change its use.
The Providers' Council joined other human services membership associations on Thursday, February 18 in sending a letter to the Joint Committee on Revenue in opposition to Section 27 of House Bill 3908, An act modernizing municipal finance and government.
The Joint Committee on Ways & Means has scheduled an FY '17 budget hearing on Feb. 22 for EOHHS agencies.
The Providers' Council will host its Annual Business Meeting, Forum on Workforce Projections 2020 and 5th Annual Caring Force Rally for Human Services in early April!
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.
Overall, the budget plan invests in human services, but the Council is monitoring some proposed changes.
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.
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
The Providers' Council Luncheon Forum on Tuesday, December 22 with Secretary of Administration & Finance Kristen Lepore and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders has sold out.