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County Sheriffs Endorse Governor Baker’s Opioid Legislation Posted on Nov 9

County Sheriffs Endorse Governor Baker's Opioid Legislation

As support for his opioid bill rapidly gains momentum, Governor Charlie Baker on Monday received another endorsement from a group of county sheriffs, citing the urgency for more tools to combat the opioid crisis on a statewide basis. The sheriffs met with Governor Baker at the   …Continue Reading County Sheriffs Endorse Governor Baker’s Opioid Legislation

Governor Baker: “Today the campaign begins to stomp out the stigma of addiction.” Posted on Nov 4

Governor Baker: "Today the campaign begins to stomp out the stigma of addiction."

BOSTON – Calling on every resident to do their part to stop addiction in its tracks, Governor Charlie Baker announced a second statewide media campaign today, with the bold goal of making Massachusetts a “#StateWithoutStigMA.” The campaign, built off one of the Governor’s Opioid Working   …Continue Reading Governor Baker: “Today the campaign begins to stomp out the stigma of addiction.”

From Mayor Walsh to Sheriff Koutoujian, Governor Baker’s opioid legislation gaining support Posted on Oct 30

From Mayor Walsh to Sheriff Koutoujian, Governor Baker's opioid legislation gaining support

Since announcing his landmark legislation to help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic, Governor Charlie Baker has found support from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the law enforcement community and more. In short, the Baker-Polito Administration’s proposal would limit first time opioid prescriptions to   …Continue Reading From Mayor Walsh to Sheriff Koutoujian, Governor Baker’s opioid legislation gaining support

Legislation Targets Overprescription of Painkillers, Opens Pathway to Recovery Posted on Oct 16

Legislation Targets Overprescription of Painkillers, Opens Pathway to Recovery

Since taking office in January, the Baker-Polito Administration has made it a top priority to battle the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. In February, the Governor established a Working Group tasked with formulating a statewide strategy to combat addiction. This 16-member panel released a report detailing   …Continue Reading Legislation Targets Overprescription of Painkillers, Opens Pathway to Recovery

A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created Posted on Jul 18

A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created

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

Governor Baker announces Working Group on Opioid Abuse Posted on Jun 26

On Monday, Governor Baker announced the findings of the Working Group that he appointed to provide recommendations on the prevention of opioid abuse in Massachusetts. As the Working Group stated, “Over the past decade, more than 6,600 members of our community have died because of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces Working Group on Opioid Abuse

Our Week: New England Governors Energy Summit, Remembering the Armenian Genocide, Opening Day in Dorchester, and Combating Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Posted on May 1

Last Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker traveled to Connecticut to meet with the other New England governors to discuss the energy needs of the region. Governor Baker also participated in a ceremony at the State House commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. On Saturday,   …Continue Reading Our Week: New England Governors Energy Summit, Remembering the Armenian Genocide, Opening Day in Dorchester, and Combating Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence