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

Monthly Archives: January 2010

Your Continued Input into our Budget and Spending Posted on Jan 27

Your Continued Input into our Budget and Spending

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio Today I submitted my proposal for the Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) Budget. On our budget site, you can review a helpful guide to the budget process and can fully navigate my budget proposal. We will have   …Continue Reading Your Continued Input into our Budget and Spending

Haiti Community Meetings & Temporary Status Applications Posted on Jan 21

Haiti Community Meetings & Temporary Status Applications

Posted by: Samantha Shusterman, Chief of Staff, Office for Refugees and Immigrants Hi, I’m Sam Shusterman, Chief of Staff for the Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI). Our office, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, municipalities, community organizations and faith based organizations, is   …Continue Reading Haiti Community Meetings & Temporary Status Applications

Banks that never need a bailout – Time Banks! Posted on Jan 21

Banks that never need a bailout – Time Banks!

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance The spirit of the “Common Wealth” remains strong, and is finding a new way to thrive- through Time Banks. Timebanking is simple- for every hour you spend doing something for someone, you earn a “Time Dollar”. You   …Continue Reading Banks that never need a bailout – Time Banks!

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend Posted on Jan 15

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend

Posted by: Cynthia Orellana Commonwealth Corps Coordinator Yesterday nearly 70 people including Commonwealth Corps members from Western and Central Massachusetts, program staff, Commissioners, and volunteers from Millbury High School, South High Community School and Nativity High School in Worcester joined Governor Patrick for Commonwealth Corps’   …Continue Reading Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend

Haiti Earthquake Resources and Opportunities to Help Posted on Jan 14

Haiti Earthquake Resources and Opportunities to Help

Governor Patrick and his administration have been working with the federal government and our local partners to determine what we can do to assist our vibrant Haitian community during this very tragic time. The federal government is working to identify the specific needs that exist   …Continue Reading Haiti Earthquake Resources and Opportunities to Help

Helping a Great City: The Story of Stimulus and Lowell Posted on Jan 14

Helping a Great City: The Story of Stimulus and Lowell

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As part of my ongoing effort to see the Faces of Economic Recovery across the state, I recently paid a visit to the Lowell Police and Fire Departments. I knew that both departments received Stimulus   …Continue Reading Helping a Great City: The Story of Stimulus and Lowell