Welcome back to the Weekly Wrap Up and your Bay State Brief for the week. It’s been an important week for the Patrick-Murray Administration. Catch our Bay State Brief below to hit the road with Governor and Lt. Governor as they make stops around the state.
On Thursday, the Governor kicked off the second phase of health care reform in Massachusetts, aiming to bring down health care costs for consumers while improving patient care. Click here to read our blog post from yesterday and get all the details.
Yesterday the Governor also signed a bill helping to save Massachusetts businesses about $402 million this year. The bill will provide immediate relief to Massachusetts’ businesses by freezing employer contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund at current levels. This will relieve pressure on small businesses and help encourage business to keep hiring.
Our partners in state agencies across Massachusetts use blogs and new media to share all the good work they’re doing. Here are just a few recent updates from around your state government blogosphere:
- Get more detail on our affordable health care proposal from Health and Human Services Secretary Bigby at the Public Health blog.
- Education Secretary Paul Reville has an update on new charter schools applications at the Education blog.
- Got a case of cabin fever? Check out photos and information from a snowshoeing adventure in Middlesex Falls Reservation on our Great Outdoors blog.
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