Engage!

Encouraging citizen participation in government and public policy with occasional posts from the Governor of Massachusetts

Monthly Archives: September 2009

About This Blog Posted on Sep 28

This blog has a simple aim- to give you information and tools to communicate with state government on issues that matter to you. For over a year, the Governor’s Office published the Civic Engagement Times to highlight the civic engagement initiatives across all of state   …Continue Reading About This Blog

Next stop, South Coast. Tell us what you think! Posted on Sep 28

Next stop, South Coast. Tell us what you think!

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance We had a great young adults discussion last Wednesday in Springfield- thanks to everyone who joined us. Topics spanned affordable housing, education and transportation between Greater Springfield and the  colleges in Hampshire county. For young entrepreneurs and   …Continue Reading Next stop, South Coast. Tell us what you think!

What is Transportation Reform? Posted on Sep 22

What is Transportation Reform?

Posted by: Jeff Mullan Incoming MassDOT Secretary and CEO By now, you’ve heard about the transportation reform bill.  On November 1, that legislation takes effect.  It eliminates the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the Massachusetts Highway Department, the Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works, and the   …Continue Reading What is Transportation Reform?

Are you planning on staying here? Thinking of leaving? Posted on Sep 21

Are you planning on staying here? Thinking of leaving?

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio Young adulthood is an especially exciting time, filled with new opportunities and independence.  It can also be a particularly anxious time: not only are you embarking on a life of your own, you’re also often adjusting   …Continue Reading Are you planning on staying here? Thinking of leaving?

National Day of Service and Remembrance Posted on Sep 11

National Day of Service and Remembrance

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio Today, I am remembering the sons and daughters of our Commonwealth and the thousands of others who were lost eight years ago in the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. That day, forever etched in our collective   …Continue Reading National Day of Service and Remembrance