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Governor Baker signs legislation giving local government additional tools Posted on Aug 10

Governor Baker signs legislation giving local government additional tools

On Tuesday, August 9th, Governor Baker signed into law H. 4565, An Act modernizing municipal finance and government, in a ceremony attended by dozens of local officials, legislators, and other stakeholders. The bill, known commonly as the Municipal Modernization Bill, is based on four foundational goals, designed   …Continue Reading Governor Baker signs legislation giving local government additional tools

Governor Baker reviews MBTA rail tie replacement work, awards workforce development grants Posted on May 3

Governor Baker reviews MBTA rail tie replacement work, awards workforce development grants

The last week of April saw Governor Baker travel to Gillette Stadium to be the first governor to attend the MASSBUYS Expo, review the progress of a major MBTA project on the Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line, as well as announce the grant award recipients for   …Continue Reading Governor Baker reviews MBTA rail tie replacement work, awards workforce development grants

ANNOTATED: Governor Baker’s “State of the Commonwealth” Address Posted on Jan 29

ANNOTATED: Governor Baker's "State of the Commonwealth" Address

“Mr. Speaker. Mr. President. Members of the House and Senate. Fellow Constitutional Officers. And Members of the Governor’s Council. “Mr. Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary. Members of the Cabinet and my Administration. “Senators Warren and Markey. Members of Congress. Sheriffs. District Attorneys. Mayors.   …Continue Reading ANNOTATED: Governor Baker’s “State of the Commonwealth” Address

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits Posted on Dec 20

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration's #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and cabinet secretaries convened in Springfield on Friday, December 18, for their weekly cabinet meeting, followed by a series of events across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties showcasing regional initiatives and seeking community input as part of Governor   …Continue Reading Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

Governor Baker files legislation to “weed whack” outdated state rules, streamline local government Posted on Dec 9

Governor Baker files legislation to "weed whack" outdated state rules, streamline local government

On Monday, December 7th, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito stood before a large and frequently cheering crowd of local officials to introduce the bill, “An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government.” The historic bill will truly modernize the interactions between state   …Continue Reading Governor Baker files legislation to “weed whack” outdated state rules, streamline local government