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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Governor Baker signs legislation requiring preservation of sexual assault evidence Posted on Oct 25

Governor Baker signs legislation requiring preservation of sexual assault evidence

After signing H. 4364, An Act relative to the preservation of evidence for victims of rape and sexual assault, Governor Baker handed the pen he used to Amanda Nguyen. Nguyen is the president and founder of Rise, an organization that advocates for the rights of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker signs legislation requiring preservation of sexual assault evidence

Lt. Governor Polito recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, awards $2.8 million to combat violence against women Posted on Oct 17

Lt. Governor Polito recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, awards $2.8 million to combat violence against women

Recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Undersecretary of Law Enforcement Jennifer Queally, members of the the Governor Baker’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, legislators, and advocates at a Statehouse event awarding nearly $3 million in grants to combat   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, awards $2.8 million to combat violence against women

PHOTOS: Governor Baker visits with Springfield, Holyoke students to talk college affordability, dual enrollment Posted on Oct 6

PHOTOS: Governor Baker visits with Springfield, Holyoke students to talk college affordability, dual enrollment

On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker headed out west to talk with Springfield High School seniors about college affordability and the Commonwealth Commitment program during the Go Higher! College Assembly. He also joined Education Secretary Jim Peyser, Commissioner Mitchell Chester, Receiver Stephen Zrike, Mayor Alex Morse, and   …Continue Reading PHOTOS: Governor Baker visits with Springfield, Holyoke students to talk college affordability, dual enrollment

At Animal Rescue League, Governor Baker highlights regulatory reform progress Posted on Oct 4

At Animal Rescue League, Governor Baker highlights regulatory reform progress

Nikki the rabbit and Mischief the cat were two of the animals introduced to Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, and Administration and Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore during a visit to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) on Monday. State officials were there to highlight significant changes   …Continue Reading At Animal Rescue League, Governor Baker highlights regulatory reform progress

Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention Posted on Oct 3

Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention

On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett, Education Secretary Jim Peyser, UMass President Marty Meehan, and Attorney General Maura Healey to talk about and spur action on sexual assaults and “active shooter” situations on campuses across Massachusetts. “I am proud that Massachusetts has   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention