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Governor Baker moves to leverage vacant or underutilized state land for economic development, affordable housing

Governor Baker moves to leverage vacant or underutilized state land for economic development, affordable housing posted on Feb 10

Last October, Governor Baker outlined the Administration’s strategy for developing unused or underutilized Commonwealth properties into new opportunities for affordable or market-rate housing, reducing government expenses, or economic development, among other uses. And on Tuesday, February 10, Governor Baker and Boston Mayor Walsh announced one such   …Continue Reading Governor Baker moves to leverage vacant or underutilized state land for economic development, affordable housing

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ANNOTATED: Governor Baker’s “State of the Commonwealth” Address posted on Jan 29

ANNOTATED: Governor Baker’s “State of the Commonwealth” Address

“Mr. Speaker. Mr. President. Members of the House and Senate. Fellow Constitutional Officers. And Members of the Governor’s Council. “Mr. Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary. Members of the Cabinet and my Administration. “Senators Warren and Markey. Members of Congress. Sheriffs. District Attorneys. Mayors.   …Continue Reading ANNOTATED: Governor Baker’s “State of the Commonwealth” Address

Baker-Polito Administration files “Opportunities for All” economic development legislation posted on Jan 29

Baker-Polito Administration files “Opportunities for All” economic development legislation

Joined by Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the filing of a bill to advance job creation and economic growth on Thursday, January 29, 2016. The bill will accomplish this by empowering communities and regions to   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration files “Opportunities for All” economic development legislation

VIDEO: Charter Schools are Not an Experiment posted on Jan 19

On Tuesday, January 19, Governor Charlie Baker accepted 25,000+ petition signatures from parents, teachers, and students urging the legislature to support lifting the cap on public charter schools in Massachusetts, and to do so in the current legislative session.

Governor Baker announces inaugural grant funding to urban communities posted on Jan 15

Governor Baker announces inaugural grant funding to urban communities

On Wednesday, January 13, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the inaugural round of awards from the Commonwealth’s Urban Agenda Grant Program during an event attended by dozens of town and city officials, as well as non-profit organization representatives. The combined $3 million in grant funding   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces inaugural grant funding to urban communities

Governor Baker launches comprehensive digital health initiative aimed at attracting growing industry to the Commonwealth posted on Jan 8

Governor Baker launches comprehensive digital health initiative aimed at attracting growing industry to the Commonwealth

  On Thursday, January 7, Governor Charlie Baker was joined by state political, healthcare and private sector leaders to announce a new initiative in the hopes of attracting a multibillion-dollar industry to the Bay State. During a press conference at Boston Children’s Hospital, Governor Baker,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker launches comprehensive digital health initiative aimed at attracting growing industry to the Commonwealth