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

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21st Century Transportation in MetroWest Posted on Feb 1

Governor Patrick’s plan to create jobs and expand our economy across the Commonwealth through investments in 21 Century transportation and educational opportunity is nothing less than a blueprint for a bright future of growth and high quality of life for citizens wherever they may live. And   …Continue Reading 21st Century Transportation in MetroWest

State of the Commonwealth 2013 Preview Posted on Jan 16

State of the Commonwealth 2013 Preview

Governor Patrick delivering last year’s State of the Commonwealth. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Governor’s Office) This evening Governor Deval Patrick delivers his fifth State of the Commonwealth Address.  In his address, the Governor will call for a renewed investment in education and transportation to create opportunity across   …Continue Reading State of the Commonwealth 2013 Preview

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

Stimulus turns two: Why it matters Posted on Feb 17

Stimulus turns two: Why it matters

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio The second anniversary of stimulus means many different things to many different people. From Republicans to Democrats to the media to the pundits, everyone seems to have an opinion on what exactly this watershed   …Continue Reading Stimulus turns two: Why it matters

Bay State Briefs: November 15-19 Posted on Nov 24

Bay State Briefs: November 15-19

Matt Bennett Production Manager and Photographer, Office of the Governor   Have you seen “Bay State Briefs” on YouTube? Each episode highlights recent accomplishments of the Patrick-Murray administration. The November 15-19 episode takes a look at Yawkey Commuter Rail Station, the Commonwealth’s first net-zero energy   …Continue Reading Bay State Briefs: November 15-19

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea Posted on Dec 15

Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last week, Roca, a non-profit organization serving young people in Chelsea hosted the Governor’s Office of Civic Engagement for a discussion about their Massachusetts. The conversation started with education- from the strengths and weaknesses of local high   …Continue Reading Great conversation with young people in Chelsea

2009 EOT Developers Challenge and Conference Posted on Oct 28

2009 EOT Developers Challenge and Conference

Posted by: Chris Dempsey, Assistant Secretary of Transportation Change is coming to transportation, and we want you to be a part of it.  You’ve probably heard about the reform bill which merges the state’s major transportation agencies into MassDOT on November 1st.  As part of   …Continue Reading 2009 EOT Developers Challenge and Conference

What is Transportation Reform? Posted on Sep 22

What is Transportation Reform?

Posted by: Jeff Mullan Incoming MassDOT Secretary and CEO By now, you’ve heard about the transportation reform bill.  On November 1, that legislation takes effect.  It eliminates the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the Massachusetts Highway Department, the Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works, and the   …Continue Reading What is Transportation Reform?

Keeping Young Adults in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 10

Keeping Young Adults in Massachusetts

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Wednesday night the Governor’s Office of Civic Engagement hosted a great discussion about the state of the Commonwealth, from the perspective of young adults. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki made a pitch for   …Continue Reading Keeping Young Adults in Massachusetts