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

Monthly Archives: December 2009

Stimulus Funds Help Banneker Students Succeed Posted on Dec 30

Stimulus Funds Help Banneker Students Succeed

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Cambridge to see firsthand the impact of its stimulus award. I got to see that – and so much more.   …Continue Reading Stimulus Funds Help Banneker Students Succeed

Regionalization and jobs discussion at Springfield Budget Forum Posted on Dec 17

Regionalization and jobs discussion at Springfield Budget Forum

  Posted by Nancy L. Snyder, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development My name is Nancy Snyder, and I have the pleasure of serving as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.  I oversee a set of agencies that   …Continue Reading Regionalization and jobs discussion at Springfield Budget Forum

Wrap-up of Governor’s Budget Forum in Melrose Posted on Dec 16

Wrap-up of Governor’s Budget Forum in Melrose

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance   Last night over one hundred residents and local officials packed the GAR room in Melrose Memorial Hall to discuss the Commonwealth’s Budget. After a warm welcome by Mayor Dolan, the Governor told the crowd about the   …Continue Reading Wrap-up of Governor’s Budget Forum in Melrose

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea Posted on Dec 15

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last week, Roca, a non-profit organization serving young people in Chelsea hosted the Governor’s Office of Civic Engagement for a discussion about their Massachusetts. The conversation started with education- from the strengths and weaknesses of local high   …Continue Reading Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

Keeping the Conversation Going Posted on Dec 10

Keeping the Conversation Going

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Recently, I participated in the Governor’s effort to engage those with the biggest stake in state government – its citizens — in one of the most crucial aspects of governing: developing the state budget.   …Continue Reading Keeping the Conversation Going

Add your Voice to the Discussion on the FY2011 Budget Posted on Dec 1

Add your Voice to the Discussion on the FY2011 Budget

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance The Administration is required to present a balanced budget to the legislature for fiscal year 2011 in late January and it is important for all to be engaged in the conversation on what government should do and   …Continue Reading Add your Voice to the Discussion on the FY2011 Budget