“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
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
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.
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
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
Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and cabinet secretaries convened in Springfield on Friday, December 18, for their weekly cabinet meeting, followed by a series of events across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties showcasing regional initiatives and seeking community input as part of Governor …Continue Reading Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits
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On Sunday, November 22, Governor Charlie Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker were in Boston to volunteer with Boston Rescue Mission. As part of the 23rd Annual “Day of Thanks,” the Governor and First Lady joined the Reverend John Samaan, President and CEO of the Boston …Continue Reading Governor Baker serves Thanksgiving meals, recognizes firefighters, signs Stolen Valor legislation
On Monday, December 7th, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito stood before a large and frequently cheering crowd of local officials to introduce the bill, “An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government.” The historic bill will truly modernize the interactions between state …Continue Reading Governor Baker files legislation to “weed whack” outdated state rules, streamline local government
Governor Charlie Baker kicked off the holiday season with tons of cheer on December 1st, when he was joined by First Lady Lauren Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito for the annual lighting of the Commonwealth Christmas Tree and a special “Make it a Massachusetts Holiday” open house. …Continue Reading Governor Baker kicks off the holiday season at tree lighting