On Friday, March 3, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, and their cabinet secretaries convened on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell for their weekly cabinet meeting. In addition to the cabinet meeting, they attended several events and meetings throughout the Merrimack …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito convene cabinet in Merrimack Valley
On Tuesday, Governor Baker and MBTA Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve celebrated the 10,000th ride of the MBTA/RIDE pilot with Uber and Lyft. They welcomed pilot user Joshua Boissoneau to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, his place of work, where he routinely uses the pilot program to get …Continue Reading MBTA expands ride-sharing pilot program for those with disabilities
Governor Baker along with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and representatives from across the Commonwealth celebrated Black History Month with the swearing-in ceremony for the Black Advisory Commission. Chaired by Deborah Enos, former CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan, the newly-formed commission will advise the Governor and …Continue Reading Governor Baker launches Black Advisory Commission
U.S. News and World Report has named Massachusetts the best state in the nation. JUST REVEALED: Massachusetts has been ranked the #1 state in the U.S., according to the 2017 @usnews #BestStates list pic.twitter.com/sE2Y0HWwFZ — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 28, 2017 In a top 5 that …Continue Reading U.S. News and World Report: Massachusetts is #1
On Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was in Framingham for a number of events, including highlighting the resource hotline Mass2-1-1, marking the grand re-opening of one of the state’s largest food pantries, and seeing some of what Framingham State has to offer for students in …Continue Reading In Framingham visits, Lt. Governor Polito highlights Mass2-1-1 service and STEM learning at Framingham State
Governor Charlie Baker, joined by Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matt Beaton and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson, took a trip out to Marlborough to tour Solar City’s regional office to see firsthand the Commonwealth’s burgeoning clean energy industry and highlight the next solar energy …Continue Reading Governor Baker visits Solar City to talk S.M.A.R.T.
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For the last 14 months, officials from 10 different agencies spanning state government have gotten together to find the “highest and best use” of properties and assets “that literally have been doing nothing for a really long time.” Governor Baker briefed reporters on Thursday about the …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” initiative finds better and smarter uses for state-owned property
Nearly $6 million in grants awarded to combat gang violence On Tuesday, Governor Baker and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett were joined by members of law enforcement, legislators, and community organizers as $5.7 million in competitive grant funds was released to communities and local …Continue Reading In Brief: Shannon Grants, Career Education, Human Trafficking, DOC Auto Tech, Lahey Hospital, LG on Cape Cod
Though the annual State of the Commonwealth address certainly was the capstone of the week, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made other important announcements, including the release of the administration’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year, and the awarding of the next round of …Continue Reading In Brief: Budget Proposal Unveiled, Drinking Water Infrastructure, Haverhill 3-1-1, Complete Streets