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Gov. Charlie Baker

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $850K in Massachusetts Community Compact Grants

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded over $850,000 in Community Compact Cabinet grants to 38 municipalities and 8 school districts across the Commonwealth. These grants will assist municipalities in exploring and implementing efficiency and regionalization initiatives.
MA Senator Elizabeth Warren

Mass. Sen. Warren Weighs in on Lawsuit Seeking Thousands of Emails Between Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) weighed in on a lawsuit filed today by the Oklahoma law firm Hall Estill and the Oklahoma American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Center for Media and Democracy against Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's nominee for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator.

RECENT MASS. NEWS

Boy Scouts Knox Trail Old Colony

Mass. Boy Scouts of America, Knox Trail Council and Old Colony Council Approve Merger

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Following their respective Special Council Meetings, the Knox Trail Council and the Old Colony Council announced today the approval of their consolidation and merger to form a new Boy Scout Council. This new council will serve youth and young adults from the metrowest to southeastern Massachusetts.
Gov. Charlie Baker

Mass. Gov. Baker Pens Letter to Federal Government on Immigration and Refugee Executive Order

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past Friday, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly regarding the recent impacts on the Commonwealth from the immigration and refugee executive order and offered proposals for consideration when addressing future immigration reforms.
Governor Charlie Baker

Mass. Governor Baker Signs Electric Vehicle Promotion Legislation – SB 2505

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, in a bipartisan effort to promote the sale and use of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the Commonwealth, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signed Senate Bill 2505, An Act Promoting Zero Emission Vehicle Adoption. The legislation works to increase access to ZEV charging stations for the general public by prohibiting owners of public charging stations from charging users a subscription or membership fee and requiring the use of payment options available to the general public.
Governor Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Awarded $2M New Skills for Youth Grant to Improve Career Education

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have selected Massachusetts as one of 10 states to receive a $1.95 million grant to strengthen and expand high-quality career-education pathways for students.
Shannon Community Safety Initiative

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $5.7M to Combat Massachusetts Gang Violence

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett announced the release of $5.7 million in competitive grant funds to communities and local partners to bolster their efforts combatting gang violence. The awards were made to 15 communities and 11 research partners through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, which targets gang violence in the Commonwealth.
Baker Signs Bill Enabling Worcester Biomanufacturing Site

Mass. Gov. Baker Signs Bill Enabling Worcester Biomanufacturing Site

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachuetts Newswire/ -- This past week, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation to facilitate the transformation of unused state-owned land in Worcester into a site for biomanufacturing. An Act Authorizing the Transfer of Certain Parcels of Land in the City of Worcester to Promote Economic Development (H. 4774).

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