It’s been a year since Governor Baker acted, with the support of the Legislature, to create the Fiscal and Management Control Board for the MBTA following the system meltdown during the snowstorms of February 2015. During remarks to members of the media, Governor Baker summed …Continue Reading Governor Baker takes inventory on the reforms, progress and future of the MBTA
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
“Mr. Speaker. Mr. President. Members of the House and Senate. Fellow Constitutional Officers. And Members of the Governor’s Council. “Mr. Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary. Members of the Cabinet and my Administration. “Senators Warren and Markey. Members of Congress. Sheriffs. District Attorneys. Mayors. …Continue Reading ANNOTATED: Governor Baker’s “State of the Commonwealth” Address
On Friday, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker put pen to paper on his first state budget, signing the $38.117 billion budget into law with Lt. Governor Polito, Secretary Lepore, and Secretary Pollack around him. In a break from previous budget cycles, the FY16 plan holds …Continue Reading A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created
The unrelenting snow of this past winter revealed significant problems in our public transportation system, and our legislation “An Act for a Reliable, Sustainable MBTA” includes several reforms to address more overarching issues that have left Massachusetts without the world-class public transportation system it deserves. …Continue Reading Reforming the MBTA, Planning for Next Winter
The MBTA is a major part of our circulatory system. It pumps life throughout our neighborhoods, our cities, and our towns. It carries us back and forth to work, to school, to the hospital, to our parks, to our restaurants and theaters, to our main …Continue Reading Giving the People a Reliable and Affordable MBTA
This week Governor Baker helped open the new AT&T Store of the Future on Boylston Street in Boston, joined Mayor Walsh in throwing out the first pitch for the Parkway Little League Opening Day in West Roxbury, and spoke at a symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease …Continue Reading Our Week: Parkway Little League, Alzheimer’s Disease Forum, LED Conversion, and MBTA Reform
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