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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.

Council to host ANF forum with Secretary Lepore

The Providers' Council will host an Administration & Finance Luncheon Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 22 featuring Administration & Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore and Health & Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. The event is scheduled to take place at Suffolk University Law School from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Council submits testimony on Community Services Network rates

The Providers' Council on Monday, November 23 submitted testimony on Community Services Network rates to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Council, allies send letter to state on Caring Together

The Providers' Council joined the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Children's League to send a letter to the administration outlining our concerns with the Caring Together rate-setting process

Be There Nov. 12: Caring Together Rate Review Meeting

The Providers' Council, along with ABH and The Children's League, will meet on November 12 to discuss rates for all Caring Together service.

Legislature agrees to fund Salary Reserve annualization; awaiting signature from Gov. Baker

The House and Senate reached agreement on a Supplemental Budget bill that will annualize the FY '15 Salary Reserve into the current fiscal year. The bill now heads to Governor Charlie Baker's desk where it needs to be signed by the end of October.

Submit regulation reviews online through new ANF website

Under Executive Order #562, all existing Executive Branch regulations have been under review. In light of this, the Executive Office of Administration and Finance launched a website dedicated to Executive Order #562 where you can submit regulations for review, view public comments and more.

Providers’ Council testifies before state Task Force on Employment

The Providers' Council on Wednesday, October 14 testified before an Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Task Force that is exploring issues of unemployment and underemployment in the Commonwealth, particularly with those individuals who have barriers to employment.

Governor Baker to give special remarks at 40th Annual Convention

Governor Charlie Baker will attend the Providers' Council's 40th Annual Convention & Expo: 40 Years Forward on October 19 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston.

EOHHS to hold listening sessions on regulation review

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services will hold five listening sessions across the Commonwealth in order to gain public input on the regulatory review process under Executive Order No. 562.

State task force to hold hearings on work opportunities

The Baker Administration is currently conducting several public hearings throughout the Commonwealth to discuss work development opportunities and initiatives for people of color, individuals with disabilities and others with traditionally high rates of unemployment.

Celebrate Direct Service Professionals Sept. 13 - Sept. 19

The second full week in September marks Direct Service Professionals Recognition Week!

Council sends regulations letter to ANF Sec. Kristen Lepore

Council and AGO Hold Information Session on Earned Sick Time

The Providers' Council and the Attorney General's Office held an information session on July 31 to educate employers and employees about the Earned Sick Time Law, which went into effect July 1.

Gov. Baker submits Supplemental Budget bill

In addition to signing the FY '16 state budget on July 17, Governor Charlie Baker also filed a Supplemental Budget bill to support the recommendations from the Governor's Opioid Working Group and to fund the annualization of the FY '15 Human Services Salary Reserve, along with other items.

Gov. Baker signs FY ‘16 state budget

On Friday, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY '16 state budget, making several vetoes.

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