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Governor Baker signs landmark opioid legislation into law Posted on Mar 17

Governor Baker signs landmark opioid legislation into law

On Monday, March 14, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law landmark legislation addressing the Commonwealth’s opioid epidemic. Joining the governor were members of the legislature, law enforcement, health care providers, community leaders, individuals in recovery and others. “I want to thank you all for sharing your   …Continue Reading Governor Baker signs landmark opioid legislation into law

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.”

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