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2011 BIO Convention | Day Two

2011 BIO Convention | Day Two posted on Jun 29

 Governor Patrick celebrating Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ expansion earlier this month. (Holland Hinman/Governor’s Office) Governor Patrick today continued participating in the 2011 International BIO Convention, promoting Massachusetts’ life sciences leadership and our strengths in the innovation economy.  After a breakfast with international corporate leaders and a roundtable discussion   …Continue Reading 2011 BIO Convention | Day Two

2011 BIO Convention | Day One

2011 BIO Convention | Day One posted on Jun 28

 Governor Patrick joins Pfizer in Massachusetts earlier this month. (Holland Hinman/Governor’s Office) Governor Patrick today arrived at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington, DC. BIO is a worldwide conference bringing together leaders in the life sciences industries, government and academia.  The Governor is meeting   …Continue Reading 2011 BIO Convention | Day One

Education Reform Update

Education Reform Update posted on Jun 10

Governor Patrick with students at Stoneham High School. (Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office) There’s been a lot of activity on the education front lately, with the Governor and Lt. Governor’s team focused on implementing last year’s Education Reform bill and making sure that a great school is   …Continue Reading Education Reform Update

More on the April Job Numbers

More on the April Job Numbers posted on May 25

Governor Patrick visits the Cedar Street Bridge Project in Wellesley. (Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office)       Last week we received excellent news about the state of the Massachusetts economy and our continued growth. During the month of April, Massachusetts gained 19,500 new jobs. Our state’s unemployment rate fell   …Continue Reading More on the April Job Numbers

Happy Birthday, Health Care Reform!

Happy Birthday, Health Care Reform! posted on Apr 11

Massachusetts’ landmark 2006 health care reform bill turns five this week. Thanks to that bill, 98% of Massachusetts residents have access to health care insurance – learn more here. The Governor joined state leaders and members of the health care community at an event today   …Continue Reading Happy Birthday, Health Care Reform!

Bay State Briefs: SJC Nomination, Health Reform Forum, and Global Trade

Bay State Briefs: SJC Nomination, Health Reform Forum, and Global Trade posted on Apr 8

Check out this week’s Bay State Brief: On Monday, Governor Patrick attended Brockton’s Annual Youth Summit. Later that day, Governor Patrick nominated Judge Barbara A. Lenk to serve as an Associate Justice to the Supreme Judicial Court.  Tuesday, the Governor hosted a Health Care Reform Forum at the State   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: SJC Nomination, Health Reform Forum, and Global Trade

Bay State Briefs: Fire Fighters, CHAMPS and Social Workers

Bay State Briefs: Fire Fighters, CHAMPS and Social Workers posted on Apr 1

Welcome to another episode of Bay State Briefs! If you’re watching on Friday, April 1st, press YouTube’s “1911” button for some April Fools’ Day fun! This week Governor Patrick visited a tutoring program in Lynn and Marblehead, fire fighters in Boston and welcomed social workers   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Fire Fighters, CHAMPS and Social Workers

Bay State Briefs: Travel Abroad and Tourism At Home posted on Mar 25

The Bay State Briefs is back! Check out this episode to learn more about the Governor’s economic development mission to Israel and the UK, a conference on tourism in Massachusetts, a new community colleges program and much more. Click here to read Governor Patrick’s remarks   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Travel Abroad and Tourism At Home

The (Updated) Patrick-Murray Agenda

The (Updated) Patrick-Murray Agenda posted on Mar 24

We have some new online tools to help you stay up-to-date with our progress on the Governor’s agenda and get a sense for how each policy proposal fits into the broader goals that Governor Patrick laid out in his second Inaugural Address. Learning more about the   …Continue Reading The (Updated) Patrick-Murray Agenda

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings posted on Mar 17

Governor Patrick in Lowell in February.  There is some very good job growth news in the employment figures released today by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. In February, Massachusetts gained 15,400 new sector jobs and the unemployment rate sank to 8.2%. That’s   …Continue Reading More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings