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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Governor Baker signs legislation doubling Line of Duty Death benefit Posted on Mar 31

Governor Baker signs legislation doubling Line of Duty Death benefit

Governor Baker and the Legislature announced on Tuesday, March 28th, the signing of a mid-year supplemental budget bill that included a provision to permanently double the line of death benefit for families of first responders from $150,000 to $300,000. This comes in the wake of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker signs legislation doubling Line of Duty Death benefit

Baker-Polito Administration announces big boost in funding to early education Posted on Mar 31

On Wednesday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a 6 percent rate increase for all early education programs that provide care for low-income families, worth $28.6 million, which represents the largest rate hike for subsidized early education and care programs in 10 years. The Department of Early Education   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration announces big boost in funding to early education

In Brief: Irish Taoiseach Kenny, Project Repat, MBTA Life Saving Electricians, National Guard Deployment Posted on Mar 23

In Brief: Irish Taoiseach Kenny, Project Repat, MBTA Life Saving Electricians, National Guard Deployment

Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito welcome Irish Taoiseach and Ambassador to State House Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito welcomed Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny to Massachusetts on Monday, March 13th. Taoiseach Kenny, who was accompanied by Irish Ambassador to the United State   …Continue Reading In Brief: Irish Taoiseach Kenny, Project Repat, MBTA Life Saving Electricians, National Guard Deployment

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito convene cabinet in Merrimack Valley Posted on Mar 7

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito convene cabinet in Merrimack Valley

On Friday, March 3, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, and their cabinet secretaries convened on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell for their weekly cabinet meeting. In addition to the cabinet meeting, they attended several events and meetings throughout the Merrimack   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito convene cabinet in Merrimack Valley

MBTA expands ride-sharing pilot program for those with disabilities Posted on Mar 1

MBTA expands ride-sharing pilot program for those with disabilities

On Tuesday, Governor Baker and MBTA Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve celebrated the 10,000th ride of the MBTA/RIDE pilot with Uber and Lyft. They welcomed pilot user Joshua Boissoneau to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, his place of work, where he routinely uses the pilot program to get   …Continue Reading MBTA expands ride-sharing pilot program for those with disabilities