What happens on Beacon Hill in the next two years will have an effect on nonprofit schools, colleges and universities in Massachusetts for many years to come.
Since the current legislative session began its new two-year term on January 2, lawmakers have filed more than 5,000 new bills. Many of them, although well-meaning, would have unintended consequences for MANS&C members.
MANS&C Legislative Counsel John J. Spillane is currently reviewing the bills to determine which ones will affect our institutions.
One bill has already made headlines: On March 6, Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation that would allow the state to monitor nonprofit colleges and universities that are in danger of closing due to financial difficulties and dwindling enrollment. An article in this newsletter will give you more information about this measure, which MANS&C will be closely tracking.