Engage!

Encouraging citizen participation in government and public policy with occasional posts from the Governor of Massachusetts

Tag Archives: recovery act

Renovations revived, thanks to Stimulus Posted on May 7

Renovations revived, thanks to Stimulus

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the most satisfying aspects of the Stimulus Program is investing to jumpstart much needed renovations that had been stopped due to the economic downturn. Many of these projects were scheduled to begin   …Continue Reading Renovations revived, thanks to Stimulus

A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help Posted on Feb 6

A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the hallmarks of the Recovery Act is its dual objectives within each of its programs: Creating jobs for today and developing industries for tomorrow. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in   …Continue Reading A future in clean energy, with stimulus’ help

Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast Posted on Jan 17

Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I recently attended the opening of a new interchange on Route 24 in Fall River. Exit 8B, as it will be called, was funded by the Recovery Act and it struck me, as I   …Continue Reading Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast

Educating the next generation in solar energy Posted on Sep 12

Educating the next generation in solar energy

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the things that I love about Recovery Act-funded projects is the innovative way in which they often tackle more than one issue. I’m thinking specifically of a few stimulus-funded solar photovoltaic projects   …Continue Reading Educating the next generation in solar energy

Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money Posted on Aug 11

Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio It’s not often that we get to celebrate a milestone that reflects achievement. But here in the Massachusetts Recovery & Reinvestment Office we are thrilled to celebrate an impressive one: the 10,000th traditional home   …Continue Reading Weatherization works: Keeping families warm, saving them money

From Great Barrington to the White House: A Champion of Change Posted on Jul 19

From Great Barrington to the White House: A Champion of Change

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As Director of the state’s stimulus program, I have spent the past two years overseeing the program and, of course, touting Massachusetts’ success stories. It’s nice to see that the White House agrees with   …Continue Reading From Great Barrington to the White House: A Champion of Change

Stimulus was here Posted on Jun 29

Stimulus was here

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I’ve been running the state’s stimulus program for nearly two and half years now but I am still awed by the breadth of programs in Massachusetts that have been impacted by the Recovery Act.   …Continue Reading Stimulus was here

How stimulus gets the job done Posted on Jun 2

How stimulus gets the job done

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio This week was an exciting one for the great city of Quincy. Governor Patrick signed into law an act that will move forward the huge redevelopment of the city’s downtown. The project is big   …Continue Reading How stimulus gets the job done

The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on Posted on May 10

The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I was just reading this article in The Herald News about Meditech a medical software company based in Westwood, that is expanding like crazy. Meditech spokesman Paul Berthiaume boasts in the article that the   …Continue Reading The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on

Keeping the Conversation Going Posted on Dec 10

Keeping the Conversation Going

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Recently, I participated in the Governor’s effort to engage those with the biggest stake in state government – its citizens — in one of the most crucial aspects of governing: developing the state budget.   …Continue Reading Keeping the Conversation Going