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Making Massachusetts a Better Place for Businesses Posted on Jan 9

Governor Patrick filed legislation that will lower business costs and encourage job growth by freezing unemployment insurance rates for employers and reducing or eliminating the contributions they make to fund health care programs for low-income residents. “This common sense legislation is good for businesses and   …Continue Reading Making Massachusetts a Better Place for Businesses

Improving the Business Climate for Licensed Professionals Posted on Jan 8

Expanding a regulatory reform effort that has already made doing business easier for thousands of businesses, Governor Patrick announced legislation to streamline and improve the licensing process and business climate for thousands of professional licensees throughout Massachusetts. The legislation is part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s   …Continue Reading Improving the Business Climate for Licensed Professionals

Reforming the Board of Pharmacy and Compounding Industry Posted on Jan 7

Governor Patrick has filed legislation to reform the Board of Pharmacy and strengthen state oversight of the compounding pharmacy industry. This legislation, along with related actions the Administration is taking, builds on recommendations released last week by the Commission on Pharmacy Compounding. “There is no   …Continue Reading Reforming the Board of Pharmacy and Compounding Industry

2012 State House Menorah Lighting Posted on Dec 6

2012 State House Menorah Lighting

The holiday season continues on Monday, December 10th with the Annual State House Menorah Lighting in Nurses’ Hall.  Governor Patrick will join Senate President Murray, Speaker DeLeo and Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, along with the other Constitutional Officers and members of the Legislature, in celebrating Hanukkah.   …Continue Reading 2012 State House Menorah Lighting

2012 Tree Lighting at the State House Posted on Dec 4

2012 Tree Lighting at the State House

The State House holiday season picks up full steam with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event on Wednesday, December 5th.  Children from area schools will gather in Nurses’ Hall for an evening of making reindeer crafts and decorating ornaments.  All attendees have the opportunity to   …Continue Reading 2012 Tree Lighting at the State House

Video: “Golden Spike” Moment of Health Care Reform Posted on Oct 23

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – Governor Patrick launches the Massachusetts Health Information Exchange, a secure electronic health information system to enable better coordinated care and reduced health care costs at Massachusetts General Hospital in the historic Ether Dome. ((Photo: Eric Haynes /  Governor’s Office) Governor   …Continue Reading Video: “Golden Spike” Moment of Health Care Reform

Experiencing Germany’s Innovation Economy Posted on Sep 28

Experiencing Germany’s Innovation Economy

Tim Murray Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Lt. Governor’s Bio Berlin is a diverse city with tremendous history.  After visiting Germany’s Federal Parliament, the Reichstag, I had a series of meetings that not only helped to capture this diversity but also opened up doors   …Continue Reading Experiencing Germany’s Innovation Economy

Welcome to a New School Year Posted on Sep 4

Welcome to a New School Year

Governor Deval Patrick  Visit Official Website As schools across the Commonwealth open their doors this week, I’d like to welcome students, teachers and staff to the start of a new school year.  New beginnings are often both exciting and challenging, and this one will be   …Continue Reading Welcome to a New School Year

Leaving A Better Commonwealth Than We Found Posted on Aug 28

Leaving A Better Commonwealth Than We Found

Governor Deval Patrick & Lt. Governor Tim Murray  Visit their Official Website Governor Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Murray sign the last beam to be placed before the “Topping Off” Ceremony at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office) Summer is a   …Continue Reading Leaving A Better Commonwealth Than We Found

Transit center promotes development in Franklin County Posted on May 10

Transit center promotes development in Franklin County

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the John W. Olver Transit Center in Greenfield with Governor Patrick, Lt. Governor Murray, and U.S. Representatives John Olver and Jim McGovern. This   …Continue Reading Transit center promotes development in Franklin County