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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Governor Baker announces $9.3 Million towards VocTech training, equipment Posted on Feb 29

Governor Baker announces $9.3 Million towards VocTech training, equipment

On Thursday, February 25, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced $9.3 million in workforce skills equipment grants to 35 high schools, community colleges and vocational training providers across the Commonwealth during a press conference at the State House. The funding will be   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces $9.3 Million towards VocTech training, equipment

Governor Baker announces dental education standards to combat opioid epidemic Posted on Feb 12

Governor Baker announces dental education standards to combat opioid epidemic

Early in the Administration’s first year, Governor Baker announced the initial steps of his plan to combat the Commonwealth’s growing opioid addiction crisis, including the creation of a 16-member Opioid Addiction Working Group tasked with creating a statewide strategy for combatting addiction. Since then, the   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces dental education standards to combat opioid epidemic

Governor Baker moves to leverage vacant or underutilized state land for economic development, affordable housing Posted on Feb 10

Governor Baker moves to leverage vacant or underutilized state land for economic development, affordable housing

Last October, Governor Baker outlined the Administration’s strategy for developing unused or underutilized Commonwealth properties into new opportunities for affordable or market-rate housing, reducing government expenses, or economic development, among other uses. And on Tuesday, February 10, Governor Baker and Boston Mayor Walsh announced one such   …Continue Reading Governor Baker moves to leverage vacant or underutilized state land for economic development, affordable housing