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

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An Alternative Route to a High School Degree Posted on Apr 8

An Alternative Route to a High School Degree

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio The next stop on my stimulus tour was the Prospect Program Alternative Middle High School in Gardner. I was immediately taken by the charm of this old school building — with its high ceilings,   …Continue Reading An Alternative Route to a High School Degree

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

A Café, a Bookstore and a Path for a Life Posted on Mar 18

A Café, a Bookstore and a Path for a Life

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As part of my ongoing effort to see how stimulus funds are impacting people across the state, I landed in the most unlikely of places: a bookstore. But this was no ordinary bookstore that   …Continue Reading A Café, a Bookstore and a Path for a Life

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

Stimulus Funds Help Banneker Students Succeed Posted on Dec 30

Stimulus Funds Help Banneker Students Succeed

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Cambridge to see firsthand the impact of its stimulus award. I got to see that – and so much more.   …Continue Reading Stimulus Funds Help Banneker Students Succeed

Regionalization and jobs discussion at Springfield Budget Forum Posted on Dec 17

Regionalization and jobs discussion at Springfield Budget Forum

  Posted by Nancy L. Snyder, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development My name is Nancy Snyder, and I have the pleasure of serving as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.  I oversee a set of agencies that   …Continue Reading Regionalization and jobs discussion at Springfield Budget Forum

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

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

Talking with teens in Springfield Posted on Oct 29

Talking with teens in Springfield

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Wednesday afternoon, we met with thirty Springfield Coalition Youth Ambassadors from different neighborhoods in Springfield as a part of the fall listening tour. They told us what they liked about living in Springfield and Massachusetts in   …Continue Reading Talking with teens in Springfield