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Diversifying Our Energy Portfolio, Supporting Coastal Communities

Diversifying Our Energy Portfolio, Supporting Coastal Communities posted on Aug 26

In a continued effort to stabilize New England’s electricity rates while meeting the Commonwealth’s Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) goals, the Baker-Polito Administration has filed two bills this summer to diversify the state’s energy portfolio. In July, legislation was filed to facilitate the procurement of cost-effective,   …Continue Reading Diversifying Our Energy Portfolio, Supporting Coastal Communities

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Building Stronger Cities through an Urban Agenda, MassWorks posted on Aug 17

Building Stronger Cities through an Urban Agenda, MassWorks

A top priority of the Baker-Polito Administration has been “Building Stronger Communities,” with Lt. Governor having traveled to all corners of the Commonwealth on a tour bearing the same name over the last seven months. But more specifically, Governor Baker has sought to help the Commonwealth’s   …Continue Reading Building Stronger Cities through an Urban Agenda, MassWorks

Tax Relief for Working Families posted on Aug 7

Tax Relief for Working Families

It may be the first week of August and many might be on vacation, but Governor Charlie Baker and his signing pen have been active bringing tax relief to working families and consumers in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, Governor Baker signed into law the first increase   …Continue Reading Tax Relief for Working Families

Governor Baker highlights a record $11.5 million investment in the Youth Works Summer Jobs Program posted on Jul 31

Governor Baker highlights a record $11.5 million investment in the Youth Works Summer Jobs Program

Highlighting the importance of early work experience and its correlation to long-term career success, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday, July 30, met with nearly 100 young people benefitting from the Commonwealth’s YouthWorks summer jobs program. Approximately 4,000 teenagers across the Commonwealth are participating in the YouthWorks program   …Continue Reading Governor Baker highlights a record $11.5 million investment in the Youth Works Summer Jobs Program

A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created posted on Jul 18

A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created

On Friday, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker put pen to paper on his first state budget, signing the $38.117 billion budget into law with Lt. Governor Polito, Secretary Lepore, and Secretary Pollack around him. In a break from previous budget cycles, the FY16 plan holds   …Continue Reading A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created

Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners posted on Jul 10

Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners

On Thursday morning, Governor Charlie Baker visited the City of Gloucester. On his first stop, he headed to the harborwalk section of downtown, visiting both a successful local business and a new business under construction: Cape Pond Ice and the Beauport Hotel. Both businesses are examples   …Continue Reading Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners