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

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Creating More Jobs: Our Small Business Jobs Bill Posted on Feb 10

Creating More Jobs: Our Small Business Jobs Bill

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio This morning I addressed the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce to outline our new Small Business Jobs Bill. From the very beginning of our administration, our number one goal has been to create jobs and a   …Continue Reading Creating More Jobs: Our Small Business Jobs Bill

Banks that never need a bailout – Time Banks! Posted on Jan 21

Banks that never need a bailout – Time Banks!

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance The spirit of the “Common Wealth” remains strong, and is finding a new way to thrive- through Time Banks. Timebanking is simple- for every hour you spend doing something for someone, you earn a “Time Dollar”. You   …Continue Reading Banks that never need a bailout – Time Banks!

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend Posted on Jan 15

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend

Posted by: Cynthia Orellana Commonwealth Corps Coordinator Yesterday nearly 70 people including Commonwealth Corps members from Western and Central Massachusetts, program staff, Commissioners, and volunteers from Millbury High School, South High Community School and Nativity High School in Worcester joined Governor Patrick for Commonwealth Corps’   …Continue Reading Governor and Commonwealth Corps Kick-Off MLK Service Weekend

Wrap-up of Governor’s Budget Forum in Melrose Posted on Dec 16

Wrap-up of Governor’s Budget Forum in Melrose

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance   Last night over one hundred residents and local officials packed the GAR room in Melrose Memorial Hall to discuss the Commonwealth’s Budget. After a warm welcome by Mayor Dolan, the Governor told the crowd about the   …Continue Reading Wrap-up of Governor’s Budget Forum in Melrose

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

Keeping the Conversation Going Posted on Dec 10

Keeping the Conversation Going

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Recently, I participated in the Governor’s effort to engage those with the biggest stake in state government – its citizens — in one of the most crucial aspects of governing: developing the state budget.   …Continue Reading Keeping the Conversation Going

Add your Voice to the Discussion on the FY2011 Budget Posted on Dec 1

Add your Voice to the Discussion on the FY2011 Budget

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance The Administration is required to present a balanced budget to the legislature for fiscal year 2011 in late January and it is important for all to be engaged in the conversation on what government should do and   …Continue Reading Add your Voice to the Discussion on the FY2011 Budget

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Prepare Donations for the Holidays Posted on Nov 23

Governor and Commonwealth Corps Prepare Donations for the Holidays

Posted by: Cynthia Orellana Commonwealth Corps Coordinator Last Friday, over 50 Commonwealth Corps members, Alums and program partners from the eastern side of the state joined Governor Patrick and an additional 50+ community volunteers for a holiday- themed service project hosted by City Year. Corps   …Continue Reading Governor and Commonwealth Corps Prepare Donations for the Holidays

Engaging Young Adults on the Cape Posted on Nov 19

Engaging Young Adults on the Cape

    Posted by: Cynthia Orellana, Commonwealth Corps Coordinator On Thursday evening we held our latest forum of the “What’s Your Massachusetts” Young Adult series with Secretary Greg Bialecki of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.  This time we met with about 100   …Continue Reading Engaging Young Adults on the Cape