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Encouraging citizen participation in government and public policy with occasional posts from the Governor of Massachusetts

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Educating the next generation in solar energy Posted on Sep 12

Educating the next generation in solar energy

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the things that I love about Recovery Act-funded projects is the innovative way in which they often tackle more than one issue. I’m thinking specifically of a few stimulus-funded solar photovoltaic projects   …Continue Reading Educating the next generation in solar energy

Bay State Briefs: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex Posted on Jun 28

Welcome to another episode of Bay State Briefs This week, the Governor discusses youth violence prevention initiatives in Roxbury, meets his summer interns, honors 100 outstanding college bound high schoolers, discusses storm recovery and rebuilding in Western Massachusetts and celebrates the groundbreaking of the new   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: Youth Violence Prevention, Meeting the Summer Interns, Rebuilding Western MA & Vertex

Improving Health Insurance for College Students Posted on Apr 7

Improving Health Insurance for College Students

David Morales Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy   This week, Governor Patrick announced the culmination of an unprecedented collaborative effort amongst state and community colleges and state agencies to improve access to affordable student health insurance in Massachusetts.  As early as this August, state   …Continue Reading Improving Health Insurance for College Students

Opening Closed Doors Posted on Mar 3

Opening Closed Doors

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio   The stimulus anniversary is over and the work continues. Seeing how stimulus awards have impacted all kinds of people across the state continues to be an intensely gratifying experience. Most recently, I got   …Continue Reading Opening Closed Doors

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea Posted on Dec 15

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last week, Roca, a non-profit organization serving young people in Chelsea hosted the Governor’s Office of Civic Engagement for a discussion about their Massachusetts. The conversation started with education- from the strengths and weaknesses of local high   …Continue Reading Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass Posted on Oct 26

Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Wednesday afternoon we held our first lunchtime young adults meeting with Governor Patrick at UMass Amherst with more engaged and eager participants than ever before. (Check out The Daily Collegian and several local newspapers that covered the   …Continue Reading Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass

Governor talks education, housing and more with young adults in Boston Posted on Oct 13

Governor talks education, housing and more with young adults in Boston

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Thursday, we had a great conversation with Governor Patrick and four dynamic panelists: Joe Porcelli, Emmett Price, Hang Nina Nguyen and Desiree Arevalo.  Over 150 people were there to share their perspectives, questions and suggestions. Getting   …Continue Reading Governor talks education, housing and more with young adults in Boston

South Coast Wrap Up, Next Stop Boston! Join the conversation! Posted on Oct 2

South Coast Wrap Up, Next Stop Boston! Join the conversation!

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance On Tuesday a group of about 100 folks from the South Coast region joined us at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for the “What’s Your Massachusetts” series. There was a lively mix of students from UMD, Bristol Community   …Continue Reading South Coast Wrap Up, Next Stop Boston! Join the conversation!

Next stop, South Coast. Tell us what you think! Posted on Sep 28

Next stop, South Coast. Tell us what you think!

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance We had a great young adults discussion last Wednesday in Springfield- thanks to everyone who joined us. Topics spanned affordable housing, education and transportation between Greater Springfield and the  colleges in Hampshire county. For young entrepreneurs and   …Continue Reading Next stop, South Coast. Tell us what you think!