The spending bill was generally favorable to human services programs.
News — State Legislature
The Council has put forward a Pro-Workforce Legislative Agenda for the 2017-18 session.
The Baker Administration says lagging tax revenues prompted reductions to the FY '17 budget.
Nonprofits are included in the regulation change that increases the number of employees eligible to be paid overtime for their work.
Secretaries Lepore and Sudders discuss the state budget picture and priorities for the coming year.
The Council and members ask EOHHS to revisit proposed rate taking into consideration locations, the coming OT change and other issues.
There will be another flurry of activity as the House and Senate work to wrap up the session.
Hearings address certain placement and supports and youth-stabilization services.
A coalition of 17 nonprofit associations from across Massachusetts register opposition to a bill provision on taxing nonprofits.
The FY '17 spending plan goes back to the House and Senate for review, finalization.
Human services mostly level-funded in the FY'17 budget approved by the House and Senate.
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.
The Council will seek to have CIES language included in Conference budget bill.
The Senate began its budget debate on Tuesday, May 24.
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.
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.