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Massachusetts Takes Aim at Red Tape Posted on Mar 5

Today Governor Deval Patrick will announce a strategy to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on Massachusetts businesses. The announcement will take place this afternoon at a meeting of The Alliance for Business Leadership. For more information about this strategy, here is an except from today’s Wall Street Journal:     …Continue Reading Massachusetts Takes Aim at Red Tape

First Graders from Orchard Gardens Visit the White House Posted on Feb 29

First Graders from Orchard Gardens Visit the White House

President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick listen as Orchard Gardens Elementary School students recite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2012.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) On   …Continue Reading First Graders from Orchard Gardens Visit the White House

Remembering and Looking Forward: Black History Month Posted on Feb 8

Remembering and Looking Forward: Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, the Patrick-Murray Administration will host a series of events and discussions across the Commonwealth to celebrate Black History Month, commemorating the past, present and future of African-American culture in Massachusetts. Part of the celebration is a video highlighting the contributions   …Continue Reading Remembering and Looking Forward: Black History Month

A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help Posted on Feb 6

A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the hallmarks of the Recovery Act is its dual objectives within each of its programs: Creating jobs for today and developing industries for tomorrow. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in   …Continue Reading A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help

State of the Commonwealth 2012 Posted on Jan 25

State of the Commonwealth 2012

On January 23, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick delivered his fourth State of the Commonwealth address. In his address he promoted an ambitious agenda on getting people back to work, lowering health care costs and strengthening public safety. In each of these areas, the Governor again   …Continue Reading State of the Commonwealth 2012

Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast Posted on Jan 17

Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I recently attended the opening of a new interchange on Route 24 in Fall River. Exit 8B, as it will be called, was funded by the Recovery Act and it struck me, as I   …Continue Reading Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast

Join Us on January 25 to Black Out Bullying Posted on Jan 13

Hi, my name is Emaan Syed and I am the Essex County representative on the Governor’s Youth Council.  I live in North Andover and am studying at Umass Amherst. The Council narrowed down two main issues we wanted to focus on during our term; youth   …Continue Reading Join Us on January 25 to Black Out Bullying

Massachusetts Shines in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Posted on Jan 5

Adam Freudberg Director of Operations and Policy Advisor in the Office of Lt. Governor Timothy P. Murray Massachusetts is a leader in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, workforce development, and job creation.  By working in partnership with government, academia, and industry, we are   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Shines in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Annual State House Menorah Lighting Posted on Dec 19

The Annual State House Menorah Lighting

The holiday season continues tomorrow in Nurses’ Hall with the Annual State House Menorah Lighting.  Governor Patrick will join Senate President Murray and Speaker DeLeo, along with the other Constitutional Officers, in celebrating the first night of Hanukkah. Each year this event is hosted by   …Continue Reading The Annual State House Menorah Lighting

Holiday Festivities at the State House Posted on Dec 9

Holiday Festivities at the State House

Rose Arruda Event Outreach Department of Argiculture  Squeals of delight will once again echo through Nurses’ Hall to the front lawn of the State House during the Annual Tree Lighting event on Monday, December 12, as nearly 150 children (and many adults) will gather for   …Continue Reading Holiday Festivities at the State House