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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

Energy legislation embraces hydro, offshore wind; invests in energy storage tech Posted on Aug 9

Energy legislation embraces hydro, offshore wind; invests in energy storage tech

Massachusetts and the New England region are at a crossroads that requires us to work collaboratively to make targeted decisions and investments regarding our regional energy and electricity infrastructure. During a signing ceremony held on the West Lawn of the Statehouse with legislative leaders and other stakeholders, Governor Baker   …Continue Reading Energy legislation embraces hydro, offshore wind; invests in energy storage tech

Governor Baker signs bipartisan pay equity bill into law Posted on Aug 2

Governor Baker signs bipartisan pay equity bill into law

Following unanimous bipartisan votes in the House and the Senate, Governor Baker signed the Commonwealth’s pay equity legislation into law on Monday, August 1. This new law (S.2119 – An Act to Establish Pay Equity) ensures equal pay for comparable work for all Massachusetts workers and equal opportunities   …Continue Reading Governor Baker signs bipartisan pay equity bill into law

Administration expands addiction program for women at Taunton State Hospital Posted on Jul 25

Administration expands addiction program for women at Taunton State Hospital

Honoring their pledge to advance addiction treatment and recovery options in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito participated in the opening of the second phase of the Women’s Recovery from Addiction Program (WRAP) facility at Taunton State Hospital. The recent renovations, located in the   …Continue Reading Administration expands addiction program for women at Taunton State Hospital

Lt. Governor Polito helps launch motor vehicle public safety campaign Posted on Jun 28

Lt. Governor Polito helps launch motor vehicle public safety campaign

On June 28, just prior to the long Independence Day weekend, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to announce a series of education and enforcement campaigns focused on several critical issues: teen driving, bicycle and   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito helps launch motor vehicle public safety campaign

#BakerPolitoCMass: Governor, Lt. Governor and Cabinet Showcase Central Massachusetts Posted on Jun 24

#BakerPolitoCMass: Governor, Lt. Governor and Cabinet Showcase Central Massachusetts

Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and their cabinet secretaries convened in Worcester on Friday, June 24, for their weekly cabinet meeting, before hitting the roads of Central Massachusetts to showcase initiatives, announce grants, and gather feedback as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to making every part of   …Continue Reading #BakerPolitoCMass: Governor, Lt. Governor and Cabinet Showcase Central Massachusetts

Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito announce grants to support community development Posted on Jun 22

Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito announce grants to support community development

Among the cities and towns receiving a piece of $28 million from the Community Development Block Grant program was Easthampton, and City Planner Jessica Allan told MassLive.com that it’s “a really wonderful way to improve neighborhoods that have a higher concentration of low- and moderate-income neighbors.” Governor Baker   …Continue Reading Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito announce grants to support community development

In historic opportunity, Governor Baker nominates three highly-qualified judges to SJC Posted on Jun 16

In historic opportunity, Governor Baker nominates three highly-qualified judges to SJC

In a historic and unprecedented opportunity to uphold the tradition of excellence of the Commonwealth’s highest court, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Superior Court Justices Kimberly Budd, Frank Gaziano and David Lowy to serve as Associate Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court. The nominees and their families   …Continue Reading In historic opportunity, Governor Baker nominates three highly-qualified judges to SJC

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour administration’s innovative reentry pilot program Posted on May 12

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour administration's innovative reentry pilot program

At the Boston Pre-Release Center, operated by the Massachusetts Department of Correction, a Baker-Polito Administration pilot program was launched in March to help inmates nearing release or parole to gain knowledge and skills that will help them to reenter society, and avoid the criminal justice system. On Tuesday, May 10,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour administration’s innovative reentry pilot program

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