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The Providers' Council works on behalf of its members on policies that impact them, including state matters on Beacon Hill, federal matters on Capitol Hill and in cities and towns across Massachusetts.

Baker to sign $16.5 billion interim budget

Gov. Charlie Baker told the State House News Service on Friday, July 31 that he intended to sign a $16.5 billion interim state budget that would fund Massachusetts for August, September and October. “I think the bottom line is the Legislature really wants to see what is going to happen in Washington before they sort of

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State publishes guidance for human services programs

As Massachusetts works to reopen its economy, the state has published guidance on its website regarding reopening health and human services programs. The webpage is available here. The state moved into part one of Phase 3 on Monday, July 6. Health care providers may continue to provide in-person procedures and services as authorized in Phase

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U.S. House votes to weaken Johnson Amendment

As part of a year-long campaign, the U.S. House continues to advocate for legislation that would weaken the so-called Johnson Amendment, which ensures that nonprofits must remain nonpartisan. The Providers’ Council and our national partner, the National Council of Nonprofits, have advocated for protecting the Johnson Amendment, including signing the community letter in support of

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Nonprofits across U.S. send letter on Johnson Amendment

Nearly 4,500 nonprofit organizations, including the Providers’ Council, signed on to the Community Letter drafted by the National Council of Nonprofits opposing changes to the Johnson Amendment, which through federal tax law protects the nonpartisanship of 501(c)(3) entities. Eliminating the current intent of the Johnson Amendment, the Providers’ Council and others believe, would blur the

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