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Fallon Rice – Governor’s Youth Council Posted on Aug 21

Written by: Fallon Rice of the Governor’s Youth Council   My name is Fallon Rice and I have been on the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council since November of 2011. I have always been involved in my community, and through that have made connections with many   …Continue Reading Fallon Rice – Governor’s Youth Council

Kit Freddura – Governor’s Youth Council Posted on Aug 21

Written by: Kit Freddura of the Governor’s Youth Council   The Governor’s Statewide Youth Council popped into my life very unexpectedly. One day my guidance counselor pulled me aside after class and handed me a packet about the Council. I had never heard of it before   …Continue Reading Kit Freddura – Governor’s Youth Council

Our 2nd Annual Performance Management Conference Posted on May 3

Our 2nd Annual Performance Management Conference

Mark Fine, Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement, Executive Office for Administration and Finance At the end of March, the Commonwealth held its 2nd annual performance management conference (MassResults: Building a Results-oriented Government), hosted by the Collins Center for Public Management at UMass Boston.   …Continue Reading Our 2nd Annual Performance Management Conference

Statement of Governor Patrick // Boston Marathon Posted on Apr 17

This is a horrific day in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the President, Mayor Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square   …Continue Reading Statement of Governor Patrick // Boston Marathon

Making State Government More Effective Posted on Feb 28

Mark Fine Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement, Executive Office of Administration and Finance  State government is a complex organization – not a single entity but a diverse collection of public bodies that work on behalf of the people of Massachusetts.   Making such a   …Continue Reading Making State Government More Effective

Join Us in Celebrating Black History Month Posted on Feb 6

Join Us in Celebrating 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.  Please join Governor Patrick on February 11th to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  

21st Century Transportation in MetroWest Posted on Feb 1

Governor Patrick’s plan to create jobs and expand our economy across the Commonwealth through investments in 21 Century transportation and educational opportunity is nothing less than a blueprint for a bright future of growth and high quality of life for citizens wherever they may live. And   …Continue Reading 21st Century Transportation in MetroWest

State of the Commonwealth 2013 Preview Posted on Jan 16

State of the Commonwealth 2013 Preview

Governor Patrick delivering last year’s State of the Commonwealth. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Governor’s Office) This evening Governor Deval Patrick delivers his fifth State of the Commonwealth Address.  In his address, the Governor will call for a renewed investment in education and transportation to create opportunity across   …Continue Reading State of the Commonwealth 2013 Preview

Improving the Oversight & Efficiency of Local Housing Authorities Posted on Jan 10

Governor Deval Patrick filed legislation that will professionalize, modernize and regionalize the operations and financial management of the Commonwealth’s housing authorities.  The proposals will change the governance structure of the housing authority system in order to protect the safety net that public housing provides for   …Continue Reading Improving the Oversight & Efficiency of Local Housing Authorities

Reforming Unemployment Insurance for Municipalities Posted on Jan 9

Governor Deval Patrick filed legislation that will close loopholes to Municipal Unemployment Insurance (UI) and create a fair and collaborative system that provides economic relief to cities and towns. The legislation arises from the work and recommendations of the Municipal UI Task Force he convened   …Continue Reading Reforming Unemployment Insurance for Municipalities