News — State Legislature
The Providers' Council will seek a $16.6 million Salary Reserve in FY '14
The Caring Force, a grassroots advocacy movement started by the Providers' Council, held a statewide meeting in Framingham on Thursday, February 14 where more than 60 people in attendance heard from Rep. David Linsky and members of The Caring Force.
The Providers' Council held a legislative briefing on human services at the State House for House freshmen, other representatives and legislative aides on Wednesday, February 13.
When Governor Patrick released his much-anticipated FY'14 budget recommendations on Jan. 23, there were many reasons for those of us in the human services industry to applaud.
The state has scheduled public hearings on Rates for Adult Long-Term Residential Services and Rates for Family Transitional Support Services over the next few weeks.
Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled his FY '14 budget proposal yesterday. The proposal includes new revenue for several human services programs and some cuts in other areas.
Please help the Providers' Council secure co-sponsors for our 2013-2014 legislative agenda!
The Providers' Council submitted testimony on the FY '14 budget to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on Wednesday morning.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has published a new implementation timeline for the $20 million Salary Reserve.
The Patrick administration announced today they would release the Salary Reserve.
More than 100 state representatives, led by Rep. David Linsky, asked Governor Patrick to remove his delay of the Salary Reserve for direct care workers.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has set two dates for public hearings on the development of the FY '14 state budget.
The Caring Force launched a demonstration Monday at the Governor's office, generating press attentions from media outlets across the state.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued a RFR for a joint DMH/DCF Residential procurement known as Caring Together. Information on the procurement is available on Comm-PASS or below on our website.
The Providers' Council received notice from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services that they are proceeding with establishing the FY 2013 Salary Reserve in accordance with the language in the FY 13 Conference Budget that you helped to secure for human service workers! Find out what your agency must do to apply for Salary Reserve funds.
Each year, the Council’s board reviews our strategic plan and notes our highlights. Directors requested that we share our progress related to our Five-Point Agenda for Human Service Reform to support your organization in fulfilling its mission.
The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve. As the House voted to override the Governor's veto on Tuesday, this completes the override process and secures a $20 million annualized salary increase for our sector's dedicated direct care workers.
The House voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to override Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of the Human Services Salary Reserve. Governor Patrick vetoed the $20 million Salary Reserve on July 8.