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Improving the Business Climate for Licensed Professionals posted on Jan 8

Expanding a regulatory reform effort that has already made doing business easier for thousands of businesses, Governor Patrick announced legislation to streamline and improve the licensing process and business climate for thousands of professional licensees throughout Massachusetts. The legislation is part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s   …Continue Reading Improving the Business Climate for Licensed Professionals

Reforming the Board of Pharmacy and Compounding Industry posted on Jan 7

Governor Patrick has filed legislation to reform the Board of Pharmacy and strengthen state oversight of the compounding pharmacy industry. This legislation, along with related actions the Administration is taking, builds on recommendations released last week by the Commission on Pharmacy Compounding. “There is no   …Continue Reading Reforming the Board of Pharmacy and Compounding Industry

2012 State House Menorah Lighting

2012 State House Menorah Lighting posted on Dec 6

The holiday season continues on Monday, December 10th with the Annual State House Menorah Lighting in Nurses’ Hall.  Governor Patrick will join Senate President Murray, Speaker DeLeo and Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, along with the other Constitutional Officers and members of the Legislature, in celebrating Hanukkah.   …Continue Reading 2012 State House Menorah Lighting

2012 Tree Lighting at the State House

2012 Tree Lighting at the State House posted on Dec 4

The State House holiday season picks up full steam with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event on Wednesday, December 5th.  Children from area schools will gather in Nurses’ Hall for an evening of making reindeer crafts and decorating ornaments.  All attendees have the opportunity to   …Continue Reading 2012 Tree Lighting at the State House

Video: “Golden Spike” Moment of Health Care Reform posted on Oct 23

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – Governor Patrick launches the Massachusetts Health Information Exchange, a secure electronic health information system to enable better coordinated care and reduced health care costs at Massachusetts General Hospital in the historic Ether Dome. ((Photo: Eric Haynes /  Governor’s Office) Governor   …Continue Reading Video: “Golden Spike” Moment of Health Care Reform

Massachusetts Takes Aim at Red Tape posted on Mar 5

Today Governor Deval Patrick will announce a strategy to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on Massachusetts businesses. The announcement will take place this afternoon at a meeting of The Alliance for Business Leadership. For more information about this strategy, here is an except from today’s Wall Street Journal:     …Continue Reading Massachusetts Takes Aim at Red Tape

First Graders from Orchard Gardens Visit the White House

First Graders from Orchard Gardens Visit the White House posted on Feb 29

President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick listen as Orchard Gardens Elementary School students recite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2012.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) On   …Continue Reading First Graders from Orchard Gardens Visit the White House

Remembering and Looking Forward: Black History Month

Remembering and Looking Forward: Black History Month posted on Feb 8

Throughout the month of February, the Patrick-Murray Administration will host a series of events and discussions across the Commonwealth to celebrate Black History Month, commemorating the past, present and future of African-American culture in Massachusetts. Part of the celebration is a video highlighting the contributions   …Continue Reading Remembering and Looking Forward: Black History Month

State of the Commonwealth 2012

State of the Commonwealth 2012 posted on Jan 25

On January 23, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick delivered his fourth State of the Commonwealth address. In his address he promoted an ambitious agenda on getting people back to work, lowering health care costs and strengthening public safety. In each of these areas, the Governor again   …Continue Reading State of the Commonwealth 2012

The Annual State House Menorah Lighting

The Annual State House Menorah Lighting posted on Dec 19

The holiday season continues tomorrow in Nurses’ Hall with the Annual State House Menorah Lighting.  Governor Patrick will join Senate President Murray and Speaker DeLeo, along with the other Constitutional Officers, in celebrating the first night of Hanukkah. Each year this event is hosted by   …Continue Reading The Annual State House Menorah Lighting