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Leaving A Better Commonwealth Than We Found Posted on Aug 28

Leaving A Better Commonwealth Than We Found

Governor Deval Patrick & Lt. Governor Tim Murray  Visit their Official Website Governor Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Murray sign the last beam to be placed before the “Topping Off” Ceremony at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office) Summer is a   …Continue Reading Leaving A Better Commonwealth Than We Found

Protect Massachusetts Military Bases for National Security & Economic Growth Posted on Feb 27

Protect Massachusetts Military Bases for National Security & Economic Growth

Tim Murray Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Lt. Governor’s Bio Recent announced proposals by Westover Air Reserve Base and Hanscom Air Force Base reflect a difficult reality that federal budget cuts will have an impact on military bases in Massachusetts and across the country.   …Continue Reading Protect Massachusetts Military Bases for National Security & Economic Growth

Hiring and Supporting Massachusetts Veterans Throughout the Year Posted on Nov 15

Hiring and Supporting Massachusetts Veterans Throughout the Year

Tim Murray Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Lt. Governor’s Bio Massachusetts leads the nation in providing services for veterans and military families thanks to the strong commitment of our taxpayers, policy makers and advocates.  During the month of November, more attention may be given   …Continue Reading Hiring and Supporting Massachusetts Veterans Throughout the Year

Remarks from Northeast Shingo Prize’s 2011 Annual Continuous Improvement Conference Posted on Oct 6

Remarks from Northeast Shingo Prize’s 2011 Annual Continuous Improvement Conference

Tim Murray Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Lt. Governor’s Bio Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray was a featured speaker at today’s Northeast Shingo Prize’s 2011 Annual Continuous Improvement Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “Made Lean in America,” which focused on how Lean   …Continue Reading Remarks from Northeast Shingo Prize’s 2011 Annual Continuous Improvement Conference

The Latest on Health Care Costs Posted on Jul 14

The Latest on Health Care Costs

Governor Patrick at a recent Summer Conversations forum in Milford. (Matt Bennett) The Governor and Lt. Governor are in the midst of their Summer Conversations tour, holding public forums with Massachusetts residents in communities across the Commonwealth. At each stop, one issue keeps coming up:   …Continue Reading The Latest on Health Care Costs

Raising Awareness to Help Unemployed Homeowners Posted on Jul 8

Raising Awareness to Help Unemployed Homeowners

Tim Murray Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Lt. Governor’s Bio Governor Patrick and I know there are homeowners across Massachusetts who have been impacted by the national economic downturn, resulting in missed mortgage payments and threats of foreclosure. Our administration continues to look for   …Continue Reading Raising Awareness to Help Unemployed Homeowners

Education Reform Update Posted on Jun 10

Education Reform Update

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 Posted on May 25

More on the April Job Numbers

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

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 Posted on Mar 24

The (Updated) Patrick-Murray Agenda

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