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House, Senate schedule budget hearings across state

The Providers' Council encourages members to attend hearing when possible to advocate for funding in the FY '18 budget.

Council releases report on human services workforce crisis

Who Will Care: The Workforce Crisis in Human Services outlines challenges and solutions for community-based nonprofit providers.

Governor launches FY ‘18 budget process with House 1 proposal

The spending bill was generally favorable to human services programs.

Providers’ Council files three bills this legislative session

The Council has put forward a Pro-Workforce Legislative Agenda for the 2017-18 session.

Administration announces $98M in mid-year budget cuts

The Baker Administration says lagging tax revenues prompted reductions to the FY '17 budget.

DOL overtime exemption rises on Dec. 1

Nonprofits are included in the regulation change that increases the number of employees eligible to be paid overtime for their work.

Administration and Finance Forum for human service nonprofits

Secretaries Lepore and Sudders discuss the state budget picture and priorities for the coming year.

Council submits testimony on family stabilization rates

The Council and members ask EOHHS to revisit proposed rate taking into consideration locations, the coming OT change and other issues.

Rare weekend sessions continue on Beacon Hill

There will be another flurry of activity as the House and Senate work to wrap up the session.

Several rate hearings scheduled for August

Hearings address certain placement and supports and youth-stabilization services.

Council, others oppose property tax payments for nonprofits

A coalition of 17 nonprofit associations from across Massachusetts register opposition to a bill provision on taxing nonprofits.

Governor’s cuts include earmarks, CIES language

The FY '17 spending plan goes back to the House and Senate for review, finalization.

FY ‘17 budget heads to Gov’s desk

Human services mostly level-funded in the FY'17 budget approved by the House and Senate.

Council, other associations oppose Senate amendment

The Providers' Council and other human services associations sent a letter to the full Senate on Wednesday, June 8, opposing an amendment filed to the Senate zoning bill.

Senate budget won’t include CIES language, loan repay pilot

The Council will seek to have CIES language included in Conference budget bill.

Senate begins budget debate on Tuesday, May 24

The Senate began its budget debate on Tuesday, May 24.

Council pursuing amendments to Senate Ways & Means budget

Human services line items in the Senate Ways & Means budget plan are generally in line with House and Governor, but the Council wants CIES funding secured.

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.

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