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Providers’ Council delivers testimony on Earned Sick Time

The Providers' Council testified on Earned Sick Time earlier this week at a public hearing in Boston and sent written testimony to the Attorney General's Office on May 21.

Senate Ways & Means Releases Budget Recommendations

On May 12, Senate Ways & Means Committee released a $38 billion budget proposal for FY '16.

The Collaborative and state reach agreement on Chapter 257

An agreement on with the Baker Administration and the Collaborative in regards to Chapter 257 has finally been reached.

Listening sessions for earned sick time regs begin next week

On Friday, April 24, Attorney General Maura Healey's office submitted proposed regulations for Earned Sick Time Law that passed during the 2014 election.

Providers’ Council celebrates its 40th Anniversary!

The Providers' Council hosted its 40th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, April 28 in Worcester at the Beechwood Hotel.

New Elder Affairs, DTA leaders named

The Baker administration named Alice Bonner the new secretary of Elder Affairs and Jeff McCue the new commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance.

House Ways & Means Releases Budget

On April 15, the House Ways & Means Committee released their budget proposal.

Nearly 800 Caring Force Members fill State House!

The Caring Force held its 4th Annual Caring Force Rally at the State House on April 7 where nearly 800 members advocated in support of human services.

Final Countdown to The Caring Force Rally!

The Caring Force State House rally is on April 7 at the Massachusetts State House

Support Human Services: Attend budget hearings

The Senate Ways and Means committee will begin holding public hearings this month to address concerns about the FY '16 budget.

Governor Baker Releases Budget Proposal

On March 4, Governor Baker released his FY '16 budget proposal -- his first as Governor of Massachusetts.

Register Today: 2015 Caring Force Rally

The Caring Force will hold their 4th State House Rally on April 7 at the Great Hall.

Council discusses insurance claim in Boston Globe

Philadelphia Insurance has rejected insurance claims to providers after the closure of the Long Island bridge, claiming "wear and tear" of city property is not covered in providers' plan.

Gov. Baker signs FY ‘15 budget fix

Governor Charlie Baker on Friday, Feb. 13, signed a spending bill designed to fix a $768 million deficit in the state's FY '15 budget.

Administration makes some 9C cuts to human services

Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders held a teleconference Wednesday, February 4 with providers, coalitions, membership organizations and other EOHHS stakeholders about the Administration's efforts to close a $768 million gap in the FY '15 budget.

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Storm doesn’t stop human service workers

Some parts of Massachusetts saw historic amounts of snow this week, but that did not stop human service workers from caring for the Commonwealth's most vulnerable residents.

Council quoted in Boston Globe on budget deficit

Governor Charlie Baker estimates that the Commonwealth has a $765 million budget shortfall.

Court orders state to fully implement Chapter 257

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Kaplan today issued a final order that the Commonwealth must fully implement Chapter 257 by the beginning of the state's 2016 fiscal year. The decision was made in a complaint filed against the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services by The Collaborative -- made up of the Association for Behavioral Healthcare, the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers and the Massachusetts Council of Human Services Providers (Providers' Council) -- and the Children's League of Massachusetts.

Charlie Baker sworn in as Governor

On Thursday, January 8, Charlie Baker took his oath to serve as Governor of the Commonwealth.

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