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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.

Walker, Osborne see potential for collaboration to fill jobs

Rising need for human service employees could help shape job-training programs.

Forum looks at ‘The Changing Face of Human Services’

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.

Providers’ Council honors job creation champions

Clients, providers, the DTA commissioner and legislative champions came together to mark the success of CIES and job training programs.

Council attending upcoming Chapter 257 information sessions

The Providers' Council is attending all Chapter 257 information sessions that are being held across the Commonwealth.

Committee removes right-of-first-refusal provision

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.

Council sends letter in opposition to Right of First Refusal provision

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.

Joint Committee on Ways & Means to hold Feb. 22 hearing

The Joint Committee on Ways & Means has scheduled an FY '17 budget hearing on Feb. 22 for EOHHS agencies.

Save the date for great Council events in April!

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!

Council, coalition opposing right-of-first-refusal plan

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.

Governor’s budget focuses on opioids, children and jobs

Overall, the budget plan invests in human services, but the Council is monitoring some proposed changes.

State releases Salary Reserve information

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.

Council hosts forum with ANF, EOHHS secretaries

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

Council’s ANF Forum sells out; waiting list available

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.

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