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Category Archives: Municipal Matters

Governor Baker signs legislation giving local government additional tools Posted on Aug 10

Governor Baker signs legislation giving local government additional tools

On Tuesday, August 9th, Governor Baker signed into law H. 4565, An Act modernizing municipal finance and government, in a ceremony attended by dozens of local officials, legislators, and other stakeholders. The bill, known commonly as the Municipal Modernization Bill, is based on four foundational goals, designed   …Continue Reading Governor Baker signs legislation giving local government additional tools

Governor Baker files legislation to “weed whack” outdated state rules, streamline local government Posted on Dec 9

Governor Baker files legislation to "weed whack" outdated state rules, streamline local government

On Monday, December 7th, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito stood before a large and frequently cheering crowd of local officials to introduce the bill, “An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government.” The historic bill will truly modernize the interactions between state   …Continue Reading Governor Baker files legislation to “weed whack” outdated state rules, streamline local government

Inaugural Community Compacts Signed Ushering in Closer State-Local Partnerships Posted on Jun 25

Inaugural Community Compacts Signed Ushering in Closer State-Local Partnerships

Yesterday was an important milestone for local governments here in Massachusetts. After several months spent touring the state and meeting with mayors from dozens of communities, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito returned to Worcester, Gardner, and Agawam to sign the first Community Compact agreements. These Community Compacts,   …Continue Reading Inaugural Community Compacts Signed Ushering in Closer State-Local Partnerships