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Monthly Archives: October 2015

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

Governor Dean Backs Governor Baker’s Hydro Energy Bill Posted on Oct 29

On October 28, Governor Charlie Baker and Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matt Beaton met with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean to discuss the Baker-Polito Administration’s hydropower energy legislation that was filed earlier this year. During a media availability immediately following the meeting, Governor Dean   …Continue Reading Governor Dean Backs Governor Baker’s Hydro Energy Bill

Legislation Targets Overprescription of Painkillers, Opens Pathway to Recovery Posted on Oct 16

Legislation Targets Overprescription of Painkillers, Opens Pathway to Recovery

Since taking office in January, the Baker-Polito Administration has made it a top priority to battle the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. In February, the Governor established a Working Group tasked with formulating a statewide strategy to combat addiction. This 16-member panel released a report detailing   …Continue Reading Legislation Targets Overprescription of Painkillers, Opens Pathway to Recovery

Governor Baker: “We Should Celebrate Their Success and Build On It” Posted on Oct 14

Governor Baker: "We Should Celebrate Their Success and Build On It"

Governor Charlie Baker testified on Tuesday, October 13, before the Joint Committee on Education on H.B. 3804, “An Act to Improve and Expand Education Opportunities,” which was filed by the governor last week to add up to 12 new Commonwealth charter schools and/or expansions annually   …Continue Reading Governor Baker: “We Should Celebrate Their Success and Build On It”

Improving and Expanding Educational Opportunity Posted on Oct 9

Improving and Expanding Educational Opportunity

On the steps of one of the state’s most successful charter schools, and joined by students, parents, and teachers, Governor Charlie Baker announced legislation expanding educational opportunity and access to charter schools. The bill adds up to 12 new Commonwealth public charter schools and/or expansions   …Continue Reading Improving and Expanding Educational Opportunity