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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Governor Baker: Remember, appreciate and honor the sacrifice Posted on May 30

In honor of Memorial Day, the Baker-Polito Administration released the following video from Governor Charlie Baker’s remarks at the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Memorial Day Ceremony last Thursday. Along with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Mayor Marty Walsh, Secretary Francisco Urena, and President of the Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Governor Baker: Remember, appreciate and honor the sacrifice

Baker-Polito Administration’s Capital Budget Plan focuses on maintaining and modernizing existing assets, investing in housing, transportation and municipalities Posted on May 19

Baker-Polito Administration's Capital Budget Plan focuses on maintaining and modernizing existing assets, investing in housing, transportation and municipalities

On Thursday, May 19, the Baker-Polito Administration released the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) capital plan, including a $2.19 billion bond cap on General Obligation Bonds. Significant resources in FY17 will be invested in affordable and workforce housing, transportation projects and various grant programs to support municipalities   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration’s Capital Budget Plan focuses on maintaining and modernizing existing assets, investing in housing, transportation and municipalities

Governor Baker announces investments in workforce housing production, preservation Posted on May 17

Governor Baker announces investments in workforce housing production, preservation

In a span of five days, Governor Baker made two major announcements concerning housing in the Commonwealth, one pertaining to rental opportunities for working families, and the other in regards to the administration’s capital budget investment in workforce and affordable housing. Program Aims to Increase   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces investments in workforce housing production, preservation

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour administration’s innovative reentry pilot program Posted on May 12

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour administration's innovative reentry pilot program

At the Boston Pre-Release Center, operated by the Massachusetts Department of Correction, a Baker-Polito Administration pilot program was launched in March to help inmates nearing release or parole to gain knowledge and skills that will help them to reenter society, and avoid the criminal justice system. On Tuesday, May 10,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour administration’s innovative reentry pilot program

Governor Baker reviews MBTA rail tie replacement work, awards workforce development grants Posted on May 3

Governor Baker reviews MBTA rail tie replacement work, awards workforce development grants

The last week of April saw Governor Baker travel to Gillette Stadium to be the first governor to attend the MASSBUYS Expo, review the progress of a major MBTA project on the Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line, as well as announce the grant award recipients for   …Continue Reading Governor Baker reviews MBTA rail tie replacement work, awards workforce development grants