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Mass. Gov. Healey and Lt. Governor Driscoll File Fiscal Year 2024 Budget, Tax Relief and Housing Bills
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This week (March 1), The Healey-Driscoll Administration filed its Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget recommendation, a $55.5 billion blueprint for Massachusetts’ future that makes historic investments in climate action, public education and transportation, and workforce development. It also lays out Governor Healey’s plans for first-time use of Fair Share revenue, including the creation of a new Education and Transportation Fund.
Mass. Gov. Baker-Polito Administration Files $1.7B Fiscal Year 2022 Supplemental Budget
SALEM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This week (May 18), the Baker-Polito Administration filed a Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) supplemental budget that proposes investments in transportation, housing, environmental infrastructure, economic development, child care and education initiatives in Massachusetts.
Mass. Gov. Baker-Polito Administration Announces $139M to Produce 1,346 Units of Affordable Rental Housing
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox joined local legislators and officials to announce affordable housing awards for 28 projects in 21 communities across the Commonwealth. These awards will advance the development of 1,526 new rental units, including 1,346 rental units affordable for low- and extremely low-income households.
Mass. Gov. Baker-Polito Administration Releases ‘Future of Work’ Report Outlining Ongoing Steps To Address Findings
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — This week, the the Baker-Polito Administration released the Future of Work Report, commissioned by the Administration to evaluate the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed work habits in Massachusetts as the Commonwealth emerges from the pandemic. The Administration also outlined steps that it is taking to address the key findings of the report.
Baker-Polito Administration Outlines Mass. COVID-19 Surge Modeling, Response Efforts To Boost Hospital Capacity
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Thursday, the Baker-Polito Administration’s COVID-19 Response Command Center outlined projections related to the anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth. The projections are the result of the Command Center’s work with medical experts to complete modeling of the outbreak in Massachusetts.
Baker-Polito Administration Awards Nearly $1M To Promote Healthy Relationships Among Youth in Massachusetts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of Massachusetts’ continuing efforts to prevent sexual assault and teen dating violence, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today announced nearly $1 million in grant funding to five organization partnerships across the Commonwealth working to promote healthy relationships among youth.
Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Enactment Of $1M In Security Funding For Massachusetts Religious, Community Institutions
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito this week (1.6.20) joined legislators, religious leaders and advocates for a ceremonial signing of key sections of the recently-enacted supplemental budget that will triple the funding available this year to help Massachusetts houses of worship and other nonprofit groups enhance their security against hate crimes and terrorist attacks.
Baker-Polito Administration Files $74.2M Budget Bill for 2020 to Address Massachusetts Infrastructure Needs
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration on Jan. 3, 2010 filed a $74.2 million supplemental budget bill to address ongoing critical funding needs, including $18 million to support MBTA infrastructure and safety investments, $10 million for school improvements and $4.2 million for investments in clean drinking water.
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces 4-Month Ban on Sale of Vape Products
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth.
Mass. Gov. Baker Signs Executive Order Reaffirming Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week (April 10), Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order Reaffirming and Reconstituting the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the Executive Order and the 2019 Action Plan at a meeting of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
Mass. Gov. Baker Nominates Susan Sard Tierney to the Barnstable Probate and Family Court
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This week, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker nominated Susan Sard Tierney, a Probate and Family Court Judge assigned to the Suffolk Division of the Probate and Family Court, to the Barnstable Probate and Family Court. Judge Tierney had been a Barnstable County family practitioner for almost two decades before being nominated by Governor Baker in May of 2017 and confirmed by the Governor’s Council in June of that year.
Mass. Governor Baker Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal with $40.9 Billion Budget
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week, the Baker-Polito Administration filed its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget proposal, a $40.9 billion spending plan that invests historic funding levels for local communities, provides tax relief to working families, and increases funding for education, substance misuse, and mental health services.
Mass. Governor Baker Appoints Dr. John Christian Kryder to 2018 Health Policy Commission
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Mass. Governor Charlie Baker this week announced the appointment of Dr. John Christian Kryder to the Health Policy Commission (HPC), an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. Dr. Kryder is a primary care physician who has served in numerous management roles over the last three decades and will fill the board seat designated for a primary care physician.
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.
Baker-Polito Administration Signs Contract to Boost Patient Care at Bridgewater State Hospital in Mass.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that it has signed a contract with Correct Care Solutions to provide clinical patient care at the Bridgewater State Hospital. Correct Care Solutions (CCS) was selected based on its extensive experience in treating individuals with serious behavioral health needs and for its specific knowledge of the Bridgewater State Hospital facility.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Mass. Governor Baker Nominates Michaela C. Stewart to the Juvenile Court
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Michaela C. Stewart, an attorney dedicated to child welfare and juvenile law, to serve as an Associate Justice of the Juvenile Court.
Mass. Governor Baker Signs Landmark Opioid Legislation into Law
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — On Monday, at the State House, Governor Charlie Baker signed landmark legislation into law to address the deadly opioid...
Baker, DeLeo, Rosenberg Initiate Taxpayer Protection Analysis of Boston 2024 Olympic Bid
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Monday (June 1), Mass. Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg announced...
Mass. Gov. Baker Appoints Paul Sagan to Chair Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Friday, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker announced the appointment of Paul Sagan to chair the 11-member Board of Elementary...
Mass. Governor Baker Unveils Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, the Baker-Polito Administration filed a budget proposal with the Legislature for Fiscal Year 2016 that right-sizes state...
Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Two District Court Clerk-Magistrate Nominations
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick announced the nominations of two experienced attorneys as District Court Clerk-Magistrates: Donald P. Hart for Nantucket District Court and Stephen C. Poitrast for Waltham District Court.
Mass. Gov. Patrick Appoints Marian T. Ryan as Middlesex County District Attorney
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick named Middlesex District Attorney’s (DA) Office General Counsel Marian T. Ryan as Middlesex County DA. Ryan will assume responsibility for all Middlesex County DA’s office operations and fills the vacancy created by the departure of Middlesex County DA Gerard Leone.
Mass. Gov. Patrick Appoints Michael Pelgro as Acting Middlesex County District Attorney
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Friday, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick named Middlesex County First Assistant District Attorney (DA) Michael Pelgro as Acting Middlesex County DA. Pelgro will assume responsibility for all Middlesex County DA’s office operations until Governor Patrick appoints a permanent Middlesex County DA.