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Yearly Archives: 2015

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits Posted on Dec 20

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration's #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and cabinet secretaries convened in Springfield on Friday, December 18, for their weekly cabinet meeting, followed by a series of events across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties showcasing regional initiatives and seeking community input as part of Governor   …Continue Reading Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

Governor Baker files legislation to “weed whack” outdated state rules, streamline local government Posted on Dec 9

Governor Baker files legislation to "weed whack" outdated state rules, streamline local government

On Monday, December 7th, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito stood before a large and frequently cheering crowd of local officials to introduce the bill, “An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government.” The historic bill will truly modernize the interactions between state   …Continue Reading Governor Baker files legislation to “weed whack” outdated state rules, streamline local government

Governor Baker kicks off the holiday season at tree lighting Posted on Dec 3

Governor Baker kicks off the holiday season at tree lighting

Governor Charlie Baker kicked off the holiday season with tons of cheer on December 1st, when he was joined by First Lady Lauren Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito for the annual lighting of the Commonwealth Christmas Tree and a special “Make it a Massachusetts Holiday” open house.   …Continue Reading Governor Baker kicks off the holiday season at tree lighting

Governor Baker serves Thanksgiving meals, recognizes firefighters, signs Stolen Valor legislation Posted on Nov 23

Governor Baker serves Thanksgiving meals, recognizes firefighters, signs Stolen Valor legislation

On Sunday, November 22, Governor Charlie Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker were in Boston to volunteer with Boston Rescue Mission. As part of the 23rd Annual “Day of Thanks,” the Governor and First Lady joined the Reverend John Samaan, President and CEO of the Boston   …Continue Reading Governor Baker serves Thanksgiving meals, recognizes firefighters, signs Stolen Valor legislation

Governor Baker on Opioid Addiction: “The Status Quo is Unacceptable” Posted on Nov 16

Governor Baker on Opioid Addiction: "The Status Quo is Unacceptable"

On Monday, November 16, 2015, Governor Charlie Baker testified before the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, alongside Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Christopher Barry-Smith, First Assistant Attorney General from Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, in support of the Governor’s bill, “An Act   …Continue Reading Governor Baker on Opioid Addiction: “The Status Quo is Unacceptable”

Governor Baker announces program to help veterans become homeowners, vouchers for homeless veterans Posted on Nov 12

Governor Baker announces program to help veterans become homeowners, vouchers for homeless veterans

On Veterans Day, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Major General L. Scott Rice, and Secretary of Veterans’ Services Francisco Ureña expressed the Commonwealth’s gratitude to its veterans and Gold Star Families, including Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Hudner, during a ceremony in   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces program to help veterans become homeowners, vouchers for homeless veterans

Governor Baker on Veterans Day: “Thank You from a Grateful Nation” Posted on Nov 11

Governor Baker on Veterans Day: "Thank You from a Grateful Nation"

Today at the Massachusetts State House, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Major General L. Scott Rice, and Secretary of Veterans’ Services Francisco Ureña expressed the Commonwealth’s gratitude to its veterans and Gold Star Families, including Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Hudner. Governor   …Continue Reading Governor Baker on Veterans Day: “Thank You from a Grateful Nation”

County Sheriffs Endorse Governor Baker’s Opioid Legislation Posted on Nov 9

County Sheriffs Endorse Governor Baker's Opioid Legislation

As support for his opioid bill rapidly gains momentum, Governor Charlie Baker on Monday received another endorsement from a group of county sheriffs, citing the urgency for more tools to combat the opioid crisis on a statewide basis. The sheriffs met with Governor Baker at the   …Continue Reading County Sheriffs Endorse Governor Baker’s Opioid Legislation

Governor Baker: “Today the campaign begins to stomp out the stigma of addiction.” Posted on Nov 4

Governor Baker: "Today the campaign begins to stomp out the stigma of addiction."

BOSTON – Calling on every resident to do their part to stop addiction in its tracks, Governor Charlie Baker announced a second statewide media campaign today, with the bold goal of making Massachusetts a “#StateWithoutStigMA.” The campaign, built off one of the Governor’s Opioid Working   …Continue Reading Governor Baker: “Today the campaign begins to stomp out the stigma of addiction.”

From Mayor Walsh to Sheriff Koutoujian, Governor Baker’s opioid legislation gaining support Posted on Oct 30

From Mayor Walsh to Sheriff Koutoujian, Governor Baker's opioid legislation gaining support

Since announcing his landmark legislation to help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic, Governor Charlie Baker has found support from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the law enforcement community and more. In short, the Baker-Polito Administration’s proposal would limit first time opioid prescriptions to   …Continue Reading From Mayor Walsh to Sheriff Koutoujian, Governor Baker’s opioid legislation gaining support