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

Monthly Archives: June 2011

2011 BIO Convention | Day Two Posted on Jun 29

2011 BIO Convention | Day Two

 Governor Patrick celebrating Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ expansion earlier this month. (Holland Hinman/Governor’s Office) Governor Patrick today continued participating in the 2011 International BIO Convention, promoting Massachusetts’ life sciences leadership and our strengths in the innovation economy.  After a breakfast with international corporate leaders and a roundtable discussion   …Continue Reading 2011 BIO Convention | Day Two

Stimulus was here Posted on Jun 29

Stimulus was here

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I’ve been running the state’s stimulus program for nearly two and half years now but I am still awed by the breadth of programs in Massachusetts that have been impacted by the Recovery Act.   …Continue Reading Stimulus was here

2011 BIO Convention | Day One Posted on Jun 28

2011 BIO Convention | Day One

 Governor Patrick joins Pfizer in Massachusetts earlier this month. (Holland Hinman/Governor’s Office) Governor Patrick today arrived at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington, DC. BIO is a worldwide conference bringing together leaders in the life sciences industries, government and academia.  The Governor is meeting   …Continue Reading 2011 BIO Convention | Day One

Bay State Briefs: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex Posted on Jun 28

Welcome to another episode of Bay State Briefs This week, the Governor discusses youth violence prevention initiatives in Roxbury, meets his summer interns, honors 100 outstanding college bound high schoolers, discusses storm recovery and rebuilding in Western Massachusetts and celebrates the groundbreaking of the new   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex

Education Reform Update Posted on Jun 10

Education Reform Update

Governor Patrick with students at Stoneham High School. (Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office) There’s been a lot of activity on the education front lately, with the Governor and Lt. Governor’s team focused on implementing last year’s Education Reform bill and making sure that a great school is   …Continue Reading Education Reform Update

How stimulus gets the job done Posted on Jun 2

How stimulus gets the job done

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio This week was an exciting one for the great city of Quincy. Governor Patrick signed into law an act that will move forward the huge redevelopment of the city’s downtown. The project is big   …Continue Reading How stimulus gets the job done