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From Mayor Walsh to Sheriff Koutoujian, Governor Baker’s opioid legislation gaining support Posted on Oct 30

From Mayor Walsh to Sheriff Koutoujian, Governor Baker's opioid legislation gaining support

Since announcing his landmark legislation to help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic, Governor Charlie Baker has found support from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the law enforcement community and more. In short, the Baker-Polito Administration’s proposal would limit first time opioid prescriptions to   …Continue Reading From Mayor Walsh to Sheriff Koutoujian, Governor Baker’s opioid legislation gaining support

Legislation Targets Overprescription of Painkillers, Opens Pathway to Recovery Posted on Oct 16

Legislation Targets Overprescription of Painkillers, Opens Pathway to Recovery

Since taking office in January, the Baker-Polito Administration has made it a top priority to battle the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. In February, the Governor established a Working Group tasked with formulating a statewide strategy to combat addiction. This 16-member panel released a report detailing   …Continue Reading Legislation Targets Overprescription of Painkillers, Opens Pathway to Recovery

A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created Posted on Jul 18

A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created

On Friday, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker put pen to paper on his first state budget, signing the $38.117 billion budget into law with Lt. Governor Polito, Secretary Lepore, and Secretary Pollack around him. In a break from previous budget cycles, the FY16 plan holds   …Continue Reading A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created

Governor Baker announces Working Group on Opioid Abuse Posted on Jun 26

On Monday, Governor Baker announced the findings of the Working Group that he appointed to provide recommendations on the prevention of opioid abuse in Massachusetts. As the Working Group stated, “Over the past decade, more than 6,600 members of our community have died because of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces Working Group on Opioid Abuse