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Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey

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Maura Healey is the 73rd Governor of Massachusetts. She was sworn in on January 5, 2023, becoming the first woman and first openly LGBTQ person elected Governor in Massachusetts history.

Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll are building an experienced, diverse team that is focused on bringing people together and delivering results for Massachusetts residents. They’re committed to making Massachusetts more affordable and growing the state’s economic competitiveness by prioritizing housing, transportation, job training and child care. They believe that Massachusetts has the greatest collection of human and intellectual capital, business, innovation, and know-how in the world. They are harnessing these resources to deliver for residents, families, and businesses throughout the entire state.

Healey was elected Massachusetts Attorney General in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. As the People’s Lawyer, she took on the issues that impact residents across Massachusetts, including the opioid epidemic, the climate crisis, escalating health care costs, and student loan debt. She was the first Attorney General to sue Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers for their role in fueling the opioid crisis. She also routinely protected the rights of consumers, workers, students, seniors, immigrants and the LGBTQ and disability communities.

Building on her promise to run an office that serves people across the state, Healey launched the Community Engagement Division in May 2015. The first-of-its-kind division brought the Attorney General’s Office and its work into neighborhoods and communities across the state. The Division launched community office hours and has assisted with the rollout of several policy initiatives including the Earned Sick Time law and Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights.

Healey grew up the oldest of five siblings in an old farm house in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. They were raised by their mother, Tracy, who worked as a nurse at the local elementary school. Her stepdad, Edward, later joined the family and was a teacher, local union president, and coached her high school basketball team, giving her a lifelong love of the game. 

Healey attended Harvard College, where she captained the basketball team, and then spent two years as a 5’4” starting point guard on a professional basketball team in Austria. She attended Northeastern University School of Law, motivated by a commitment to public service and desire to help people

She went on to work in private practice before leaving to serve as Chief of the Civil Rights Division in the Attorney General’s Office. She was promoted to oversee two of the office’s most prominent divisions: the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau and the Business & Labor Bureau. During this time, she led the first state challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act and held banks and lending companies accountable after the 2008 financial crisis.

Recent News

Governor Healey Recommends Three Pardons

BOSTON - Governor Maura T. Healey today recommended three individuals to the Governor’s Council for pardons: Danis Reyes, William Veal and Kenny Jean. Governor Healey made history last year by becoming the first Governor in 30 years to…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Opening of Seaport Economic Council Grant Program

Program Provides Funding to Improve, Maintain, and Protect State’s Coastal Assets Against Climate Change and Invest in their Economic Potential MARION - On May 22, 2024, the Healey-Driscoll administration announced the FY25 opening of the…

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Governor Healey Nominates Jessica Dubin, Alexandra Flanders, Mikalen Howe, and Carla Salvucci for Probate and Family Court

BOSTON - Governor Maura T. Healey today nominated Jessica Dubin, Alexandra Flanders, Mikalen Howe, and Carla Salvucci as Associate Justices to the Probate and Family Court. The nominees will now be considered by the Governor’s Council for…

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MassDEP Wins $2 Million in Federal Funding to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Holyoke, Leominster, Chelsea, and Brimfield

BOSTON - The Healey-Driscoll Administration is today celebrating that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) won $2 million from the U.S. EPA’s Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment and Cleanup (MAC) Grant Programs…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces $13 Million Investment to Expand BRYT Student Mental Health Program

Funds will support students struggling with their mental health through the establishment of bridge programs in economically challenged and under-resourced communities. WELLESLEY - On May 21, 2024 the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced an…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Promotes Efforts to Increase Access to First-Time Homeownership

HAVERHILL - On May 20, 2024, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll and Housing and Livable Communities Secretary Ed Augustus joined a roundtable discussion with recent first-time homebuyers. Convened by Massachusetts Housing Partnership, MassHousing, and…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Support for Seven Supportive Housing Projects for Families and Seniors

$46M in funding will produce or preserve supportive housing for vulnerable Massachusetts residents GLOUCESTER - On May 20, 2024, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll and Housing and Livable Communities Secretary Ed Augustus announced seven supportive…

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Governor Healey, Mayor Wu and UMass Boston Chancellor Suarez-Orozco Sign Planetary Action for Climate Change Resilience

Commitment to take global and local approach to climate mitigation, adaptation and societal transformation also signed by Pope Francis at Vatican Climate Summit VATICAN CITY - Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey, Boston Mayor Michele Wu and…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Nearly $12 Million in Community Investment Tax Credits

Funding will support 54 Community Development Corporations across the state CHESTERFIELD - On May 16, 2024, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll and Housing and Livable Communities Secretary Ed Augustus joined Community Development Corporations (CDCs)…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Celebrates Federal Disaster Assistance for Communities Impacted by September Storms

Following authorization by President Biden, residents and business owners in Bristol and Worcester counties will be eligible to receive aid BOSTON - In response to Governor Maura Healey’s appeal in March to President Joe Biden to support…

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At Vatican Climate Summit, Governor Healey Announces Climate Careers Fund to Grow Massachusetts' Climate Workforce

Innovative partnership with nonprofit Social Finance will help learners access climate careers VATICAN CITY - Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey today gave a keynote address at the Vatican Climate Summit, during which she announced the…

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Massachusetts Named Most Environmentally-Friendly State in Nation by Forbes

BOSTON - Forbes has ranked Massachusetts as the most environmentally-friendly state in the nation. All 50 states were evaluated using a Sustainability Index that utilized three metrics- water use, energy use, and solar friendliness to determine…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Tours Oldest Public Housing Buildings in U.S. to Highlight Plans to Transform Public Housing

Officials tour the oldest public housing buildings left standing in the U.S. and celebrate plans for redevelopment BOSTON - On May 10, 2024, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll and Housing and Livable Communities Secretary Ed Augustus joined…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Gathers Health Care Leaders to Discuss Housing's Impact on Public Health

Officials and subject matter experts discuss how to safeguard public health, recruit and retain health care workforce BOSTON - On May 9, 2024, Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll met with health care leaders to discuss…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Meets with Business Leaders to Address Housing Challenges, Identify Solutions

Roundtable discussion highlights importance of retaining skilled workforce and boosting economic growth by providing access to housing BOSTON - On May 8, 2024, Governor Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll led a roundtable…

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Governor Healey, Climate Chief Hoffer to Tout Massachusetts' Climate and Economic Leadership in Vatican City State, Rome

BOSTON - From May 14 - 17, 2024, Governor Maura T. Healey and Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer will visit the Vatican City State and Rome to tout Massachusetts’ climate and economic leadership, as well as strengthen diplomatic and economic ties…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration, Economic Development Planning Council, Coalition of Stakeholders Testify in Support of Mass Leads Act

BOSTON - On May 7, 2024, Governor Maura T. Healey, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll and Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao testified in support of H.4459, the Mass Leads Act, before the Joint Committee on?Economic?Development?& Emerging…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Launches Housing Campaign with Municipal Leaders to Highlight Local Solutions to High Housing Costs

Administration applauds communities working to increase the supply of housing across the state, emphasizes need for collaboration LYNN - On May 6, 2024, Governor Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll held the first event of their…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Steps to Protect Patients, Workers, and Access to Care as Steward Health Care Enters Bankruptcy

Steward hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts are operating as usual; Patient hotline now live at 617-468-2189; Online resources available at mass.gov/StewardResources BOSTON - On May 6, 2024, the Healey-Driscoll Administration…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration to Launch Statewide Campaign in Support of Governor Healey's Housing Agenda

Cross-cabinet events will highlight housing’s impact on residents, communities, businesses, transportation, health and the economy BOSTON - Next week, the Healey-Driscoll administration will launch a statewide campaign calling attention to…

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Governor Healey Signs Chapter 90 Bill to Improve Bridges, Roads, and Infrastructure Across Massachusetts

Legislation includes $200 million in Chapter 90 funding and $175 million for six statewide transportation infrastructure grant programs MELROSE - Today, Governor Maura Healey signed legislation at an event in Melrose which authorizes $200…

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New Analysis Finds Governor Healey's ClimateTech Initiative Would Generate $16.4 Billion in Economic Activity

First-of-its-kind $1.3 billion investment proposed in Mass Leads Act would create 6,670 new jobs WATERTOWN - Governor Maura T. Healey today unveiled a new analysis finding that her ClimateTech Initiative proposed as part of the Mass Leads Act…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Receives $50 Million in Federal Funding to Remove Lead Service Lines Across Massachusetts

BOSTON - Today, the Biden-Harris Administration awarded more than $50 million in funding for Massachusetts cities and towns to help identify and replace lead service lines and prevent exposure to lead in drinking water. Following advocacy by the…

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Governor Healey Nominates Sarah Kennedy and Edward Krippendorf to District Court

BOSTON - Today, Governor Maura T. Healey nominated Sarah Kennedy and Edward Krippendorf to the District Court. The nominees will now continue forward to the Governor’s Council for confirmation. “Sarah and Edward are two…

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Governor Healey Orders Flags at Half Staff in Honor of Billerica Police Sergeant Ian Taylor

Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll BOSTON - Governor Maura T. Healey today issued a flag lowering order in honor of Billerica Police Sergeant Ian Taylor, who was killed in the line of duty on April 26. The United States of America…

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Massachusetts Community Climate Bank Launches First Consumer Loan Product

The new $20 million Energy Saver Home Loan Program will help homeowners make clean energy improvements that cut energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll Executive Office of Housing and Livable…

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In Celebration of Arbor Day, Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces New Program to Expand Tree Plantings in Environmental Justice Communities

Cooling Corridors will build on the successful Greening the Gateway Cities Program, which planted its 40,000th tree CHICOPEE - In celebration of Arbor Day, Governor Maura Healey today announced a new program to complement the successful Greening…

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Massachusetts Organizations Awarded More than $5 Million from Biden-Harris Administration for Decarbonizing Iron and Steel Production

BOSTON - The Healey-Driscoll administration is celebrating news that the U.S. Department of Energy is awarding more than $5 million to four Massachusetts organizations to advance the production of low and zero-emission steel and iron. Iron and steel…

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Governor Healey Continues Mass Leads Act Roadshow in Devens and Chelmsford

Mass Leads Act proposes a new ten-year strategy to make Massachusetts the climate innovation hub for the world BOSTON - Today, Governor Maura T. Healey continued her Mass Leads Road Show with visits to Electric Hydrogen in Devens and Triton…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Celebrates Winning $156 Million in EPA's Solar for All Competition

Massachusetts’ Solar for All program could result in a 20% reduction in energy costs to 31,000 low-income and disadvantaged households, support 2,800 clean energy jobs, and decrease annual carbon emissions by 70,000 tons Boston, MA - The…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Applauds Biden-Harris Administration's Final Title IX Regulations, Providing Vital Protections Against Sex Discrimination

Boston, MA - The Healey-Driscoll Administration issued the following statements April 19, 2024 in response to the Biden-Harris Administration’s Final Title IX Regulations that provide vital protections against sex discrimination. Governor…

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MassHealth Receives Federal Authority to Expand Eligibility for Individuals and Lower Insurance Costs for Massachusetts Families

Approved 1115 Waiver Amendment will Make Health Care More Accessible, Equitable and Affordable for Hundreds of Thousands of Residents Boston, MA - The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced April 19, 2024 that it received federal approval for…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Search Committee for Department of Correction Commissioner

Boston, MA - On April 18, 2024, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced an update on the search process to identify the next Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, following the retirement of Commissioner Carol Mici last…

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At White House Event, Governor Healey Highlights Massachusetts' Nation-Leading Work to Make Child Care More Affordable

Proposed Workforce Training System would ensure workers have access to training, as well as critical supports like child care Boston, MA - Governor Maura T. Healey April 17, 2024 participated in the Biden-Harris administration’s…

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Governor Healey Awards over $2.3 Million in Funding from the Cannabis Social Equity Trust Fund

Funding will Support 50 Cannabis Businesses in 28 Communities Boston, MA - On April 16, 2024 the Healey-Driscoll administration awarded 50 grants to cannabis social equity businesses in 28 communities, totaling $2,350,000, through the Cannabis…

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Governor Healey Touts New Climatetech Initiative at Westborough Clean Energy Company

Mass Leads Act proposes a new 10-year, $1 billion strategy to advance climatetech in Massachusetts Westborough, MA - On April 16, 2024, Governor Maura T. Healey continued her Mass Leads Road Show with a stop at Ascend Elements in Westborough to…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces $2.8 Million in Life Sciences Funding to Improve Women's Health Outcomes

Funding announced during Governor Healey’s visit to Brigham and Women’s Hospital to spotlight Massachusetts’ leadership in life sciences and women’s health Boston, MA – On April 16, 2024, Governor Maura T. Healey…

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Governor Healey Touts New Climatetech Initiative at Woburn Clean Tech Innovation Company

WOBURN — On April 11, Governor Maura T. Healey continued her Mass Leads Road Show with a stop at Boston Metal to promote the key climatetech investments included in the bill. Boston Metal is a clean tech innovation company focused on…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Celebrates $3.7?Million Federal Award to Prevent Flooding in Worcester and Shrewsbury

WORCESTER/SHREWSBURY — The Healey-Driscoll administration is celebrating a $3.7 million award from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Route 20 and Grafton Street Interchange Project. The project will provide critical relief for…

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Governor Healey Celebrates National Robotics Week in North Andover and Boston

Mass Leads Act proposes $25 million for new program to expand MA’s leadership in robotics Boston, MA - Today, to kick off National Robotics Week, Governor Maura T. Healey continued her Mass Leads Road Show with visits to North Andover High…

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Governor Healey Issues Statement in Response to Donald Trump's Announcement on Abortion

Boston, MA - Governor Maura T. Healey issued the following statement today in response to Donald Trump’s position that abortion laws should be left to the states. “When someone tells you who he is, believe him. Donald Trump again said…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $2.9 Million to 20 Diverse Organizations to Address Substance Use

Awards are part of a new initiative aimed at increasing future grant funding opportunities for organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color Boston - The Healey-Driscoll Administration has awarded $2.9 million to 20 organizations led…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration to Explore Shared Campus Model for Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and Northern Essex Community College

Seeks Community Input to Help Modernize, Expand Access, and Deliver Effective Educational Opportunities at Both Institutions Boston - Today, the Healey-Driscoll administration announced initial steps to explore a shared campus model for Whittier…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Files Historic Draft RFP for Massachusetts' Fourth Offshore Wind Solicitation

Boston — The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the electric distribution companies (EDCs) jointly filed a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) with the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), which if approved, would represent…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Name Director of Federal Affairs

Washington D.C. — Today, Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll have announced that Will Rasky will serve as Director of Federal Affairs. Rasky will be based in Washington, D.C. and serve as point person to the…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Clean Energy Innovation Career Pathway for High School Students

Charlestown — Governor Maura T. Healey today announced that her administration is creating a new Clean Energy Innovation Career Pathway to allow high school students to get applied, hands-on learning opportunities in the renewable energy…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Name Western Mass Director and Deputy Director

Springfield — Yesterday, Governor Maura T. Healey announced at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Beacon Hill Summit that she has hired Kristen Elechko of Northampton as Western Massachusetts Director and LaMar Cook of Springfield as Deputy…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Unveil Winners of the Governor's Portrait Essay Contest

Boston — After a statewide student essay competition, Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll today unveiled the portraits that will hang in their offices. The student winners and their families were present for the…

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Governor Healey, Climate Chief Hoffer Announce Creation of Youth Climate Council

Boston — Today, Governor Maura T. Healey and Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer announced the creation of a Youth Climate Council. The council will advise the Governor and the Office of Climate Innovation and Resilience on climate policy and actions…

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Governor Healey Responds to Supreme Court Order: Mifepristone Remains Safe, Legal and Available

Boston — Following a Supreme Court order staying a Texas federal court judge’s decision that had blocked FDA approval of the medication abortion drug mifepristone, Governor Healey issued a statement emphasizing that mifepristone remains…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration and Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announce Expanded Public-Private Initiative to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs

CAMBRIDGE — Today, Governor Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll joined Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) President and CEO Kenn Turner, and President of Takeda's U.S. Business…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Launches New Climate Resiliency Program

boston — Governor Maura Healey and Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rebecca Tepper today announced a new pilot program to support cities and towns across Massachusetts in updating and putting their climate change resiliency…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Highlights 100 Days of Making Massachusetts More Affordable, Competitive and Equitable

Boston — Ahead of Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll’s 100th day in office on April 15th, their administration is highlighting key accomplishments to make Massachusetts more affordable, competitive and…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards New Innovation Career Pathways to 27 High School Across the Commonwealth

Chelmsfold — Governor Maura T. Healey today announced that her administration is awarding new Innovation Career Pathway designations to 27 high schools across the state, expanding the program by more than 30 percent to reach a total of 78 high…

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Governor Healey Pledges Immediate Action to Protect Access to Medication Abortion in Massachusetts

Boston — Following a federal court ruling in the case of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food & Drug Administration that stayed FDA approval of the medication abortion drug mifepristone, Governor Maura T. Healey is pledging to…

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Governor Healey to Sign Executive Order Creating the Governor's Council on Latino Empowerment

Boston — Tomorrow, Governor Maura T. Healey will sign an Executive Order establishing the Governor’s Council on Latino Empowerment and will appoint more than 40 Latino leaders from across the state. This council will advise Governor…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Funding for 450 New Affordable Housing Units Across Massachusetts

Boston — Today, Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll joined Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox, JPNDC CEO Teronda Ellis and local officials to announce this…

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Governor Healey Signs $389 Million Supplemental Budget

Boston — Today, Governor Maura T. Healey signed a $388.7 million supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2023 that provides critical and timely resources to the state’s family shelter system to meet surging demand, ensures that Massachusetts…

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Governor Healey Orders Flags at Half Staff in Remembrance of Mel King

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in remembrance of former State Representative and political activist Mel King and issued the following statement. “Mel King’s work…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Name Quentin Palfrey as Director of Federal Funds and Infrastructure

Boston — Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll today announced that they have named Quentin Palfrey as Director of Federal Funds and Infrastructure. Palfrey is charged with working across all…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll File $734 Million Supplemental Budget

Boston — Today, the Healey-Driscoll administration filed a $734 million supplemental budget to provide additional funding for core programs and services, such as COVID-era workforce and public health programs, and to make other one-time…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in Massachusetts

Boston — Today the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced that the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency will end on May 11, 2023, to align with the end of the federal public health emergency. The announcement this week, ahead of…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Update on Search Process for Massachusetts State Police Colonel

Boston — Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced an update on the search process to identify the next Massachusetts State Police Colonel. The Administration has formed a six-member search committee, composed of diverse public…

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Governor Healey Issues Statement on Silicon Valley Bank

Boston — Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey and Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao today issued the following statements on the FDIC’s appointment as the receiver of Silicon Valley Bank. Governor Maura T. Healey: “We…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Announce Creation of Director of Rural Affairs

Deerfield — Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll visited Franklin County today to announce the creation of a Director of Rural Affairs to ensure that Massachusetts’ rural communities are better represented…

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Governor Healey Issues Statement on President Biden's Inclusion of $350 Million for Cape Cod Bridges in Budget

Boston — Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s inclusion of $350 million for the Cape Cod Canal Bridges Project to replace the Bourne and Sagamore bridges in his FY24…

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Ahead of FY24 Budget Filing, Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Announce MassReconnect, Workforce Development Investments

Charlestown — Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll announced that their Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget will include funding to create the MassReconnect program, which will cover the cost of community college for…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll File Fiscal Year 2024 Budget, Tax Relief and Housing Bills

Boston — The Healey-Driscoll Administration today 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…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Unveil $750 Million Tax Relief Package

Lynn — Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll today unveiled a $742 million tax relief package that provides significant savings for families, renters, seniors, farmers, commuters and more. The proposal, announced…

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Governor Healey Issues Statement on Passing of Congressman John W. Olver

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey today issued the following statement on the passing of former Massachusetts Congressman John W. Olver. She has also ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings. “Congressman John…

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Governor Healey to Sign Executive Order Creating the Governor's Advisory Council on Black Empowerment

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey today announced that she will sign an Executive Order establishing the Governor’s Advisory Council on Black Empowerment and appoint more than 30 Black leaders from across the state to serve on it. This…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Fully Funds Student Opportunity Act, Proposes Historic Investments in Local Aid

Boston — Following through on a commitment to cities and towns that they will provide early notification of funding levels prior to releasing their Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget, Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley…

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Governor Healey and Lt. Governor Driscoll Appoint John E. Mawn, Jr. as Massachusetts State Police Interim Colonel

Boston — Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel John E. Mawn, Jr. as Massachusetts State Police Interim Colonel, effective Friday, February 17, 2023. Mawn succeeds Colonel Christopher Mason,…

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Governor Healey and Lt. Governor Driscoll Appoint Rep. Jon Santiago as First Cabinet-Level Veterans' Secretary

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll today announced that they are appointing State Representative Jon Santiago to serve as Massachusetts’ first ever Secretary of the Executive Office of…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Appointments to the Veterans' Homes Council

Boston — The Healey-Driscoll Administration?today announced the appointment of seven members to the Veterans’ Homes Council. Established through statute in 2022, the Council is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Secretary…

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Governor Healey Signs Proclamation Recognizing Black History Month

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey today signed her first proclamation as Governor, recognizing February as Black History Month in Massachusetts and urging all residents to join her in honoring the history and contributions of…

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Files $282 Million Supplemental Budget

Boston — Today the Healey-Driscoll Administration filed a $282 million gross / $154 million net Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) supplemental budget to address urgent needs across the state’s family emergency shelter system, which is at capacity…

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Statement from Governor Healey on the Death of Tyre Nichols

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey issued the following statement on the death of Tyre Nichols: “We face another tragic moment in our country. What we see today will cause tremendous pain, for Tyre Nichols’ family, for Memphis,…

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Governor Healey and Lt. Governor Driscoll Appoint Kate Walsh as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll today announced that they are appointing Kate Walsh, the current Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, as Secretary of the Executive…

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At Mass Municipal Association Meeting, Lt. Governor Driscoll Announces Opening of "Community One Stop for Growth" Application

Boston — In remarks before the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Annual Business Meeting, Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll announced that the application is now available for the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Community One Stop for…

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Statement from Governor Healey on Passing of Former Senate President Thomas F. Birmingham

Boston — "Senate President Thomas Birmingham was an incredible public servant dedicated to moving Massachusetts forward. He had a towering intellect and curiosity and an ability to connect with a range of people. Though he walked through rooms…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Appoint Lauren Jones as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll today announced that they will appoint Lauren Jones to be Secretary of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Jones is currently the Executive Vice…

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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Launch Portrait Essay Contest for Students

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll today launched a portrait essay contest for Massachusetts students. It’s a tradition that each new Governor and Lieutenant Governor select a portrait of a…

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Governor Healey Signs Executive Order Creating Massachusetts' First Ever Climate Chief

Boston — On the first full day of her administration, Governor Maura Healey signed an Executive Order establishing the position of Climate Chief and creating an Office of Climate Innovation and Resilience within the Governor’s Office.…

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Massachusetts Awarded $36 Million Federal Grant to Strengthen Services for Young Children

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration announced on Jan 4th, that Massachusetts has been awarded a three-year, $36 million federal Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5). This new federal funding will support ongoing work…

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Governor Baker Nominates Acting Clerk Magistrate Rachel M. Hickey as Clerk Magistrate of the Ipswich District Court

Governor Baker Nominates Acting Clerk Magistrate Rachel M. Hickey as Clerk Magistrate of the Ipswich District Court BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Acting Clerk Magistrate Rachel M. Hickey as Clerk Magistrate of the…

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Governor Baker Nominates Attorney Harold P. Naughton, Jr. as Associate Justice of the District Court

Governor Baker Nominates Attorney Harold P. Naughton, Jr. as Associate Justice of the District Court BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Attorney Harold P. Naughton, Jr. as Associate Justice of the District Court replacing…

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Governor Baker Nominates Attorney Robert L. Jubinville as Clerk Magistrate of the Framingham District Court

Governor Baker Nominates Attorney Robert L. Jubinville as Clerk Magistrate of the Framingham District Court BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Attorney Robert L. Jubinville as Clerk Magistrate of the Framingham District…

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Baker-Polito Administration Marks Opening of Community Behavioral Health Centers, Highlights Progress Strengthening Access to Behavioral Health Care Over Past Eight Years

Baker-Polito Administration Marks Opening of Community Behavioral Health Centers, Highlights Progress Strengthening Access to Behavioral Health Care Over Past Eight Years BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today highlighted eight…

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Governor Baker Signs Executive Order to Establish Massachusetts Cyber Incident Response Team

Governor Baker Signs Executive Order to Establish Massachusetts Cyber Incident Response Team BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed an executive order to establish the Massachusetts Cyber Incident Response Team (MA-CIRT). Led by the…

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5M in Grant Awards for Fire Departments

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5M in Grant Awards for Fire Departments STOW — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $5 million in grant awards to 308 fire departments from the FY23 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant…

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Governor Baker Announces Pardons of Three Individuals

Governor Baker Announces Pardons of Three Individuals BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced the pardon of three individuals: John Austin, Phillip Hagar and Edmund Mulvehill. The Parole Board, serving in its function as the…

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Community Compact Programs and Announces $7 Million in Fiscal Year 2023 Grants

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Community Compact Programs and Announces $7 Million in Fiscal Year 2023 Grants BOSTON — Today, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito was joined at the State House by municipal leaders from across the Commonwealth…

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Governor Baker Nominates Attorney Michael A. Cahillane as Associate Justice of the Superior Court and Acting Clerk Magistrate Jennifer Lennon as Clerk Magistrate of the Marlborough District Court

Governor Baker Nominates Attorney Michael A. Cahillane as Associate Justice of the Superior Court and Acting Clerk Magistrate Jennifer Lennon as Clerk Magistrate of the Marlborough District Court BOSTON — This week, Governor Charlie Baker…

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Governor Baker, Attorney General Healey and State Auditor Bump Appoint Lauren Peters as Executive Director of the Center for Health Information and Analysis

Governor Baker, Attorney General Healey and State Auditor Bump Appoint Lauren Peters as Executive Director of the Center for Health Information and Analysis BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and State…

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Baker-Polito Administration Joins Recovery Community Leaders to Reflect on Progress Confronting Opioid Epidemic

Baker-Polito Administration Joins Recovery Community Leaders to Reflect on Progress Confronting Opioid Epidemic QUINCY — Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders,…

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Baker-Polito Administration Presents 33rd Annual Firefighter of the Year Awards

Baker-Polito Administration Presents 33rd Annual Firefighter of the Year Awards WORCESTER — Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and Public Safety Secretary Terrence M. Reidy today joined State Fire Marshal Peter J.…

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Baker-Polito Administration Files $139 Million Supplemental Budget to Address Emergency Temporary Shelter Needs

Baker-Polito Administration Files $139 Million Supplemental Budget to Address Emergency Temporary Shelter Needs BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker today filed a $139 million Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) supplemental budget to support the…

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Governor Baker Announces Commutation of Ramadan Shabazz, Pardons of Six Individuals

Governor Baker Announces Commutation of Ramadan Shabazz, Pardons of Six Individuals BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced the commutation of the first-degree murder sentence of Ramadan Shabazz to second degree murder, making him…

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Efforts to Expand Access to Early College Programming, College Affordability Resources

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Efforts to Expand Access to Early College Programming, College Affordability Resources FRAMINGHAM — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration joined high school and college students for a roundtable…

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Statement from Transportation for Massachusetts Regarding Governor-Elect Maura Healey, the Approval of the Fair Share Amendment, and the Work and Family Mobility Act

"Transportation for Massachusetts congratulates Governor-elect Maura Healey for her historic victory as the next governor of Massachusetts. Governor-elect Healey’s campaign led on creating a safer, more accessible and equitable transportation…

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Governor Baker Signs $3.76 Billion Economic Development Bill

Governor Baker Signs $3.76 Billion Economic Development Bill BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker today signed a $3.76 billion spending plan that promotes economic development, strengthens health and human services, advances clean energy and…

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Early Education and Care Programs Statewide to Receive $80 Million in Rate Increases for Fiscal Year 2023

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration on Nov 8th, announced a historic increase – nearly $80 million – to the rates paid by the Commonwealth to child care providers licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care…

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Baker-Polito Administration Tours New State-of-the-Art Municipal Police Training Academy in Lynnfield, Highlights Administration's Efforts on Police Reform

Baker-Polito Administration Tours New State-of-the-Art Municipal Police Training Academy in Lynnfield, Highlights Administration's Efforts on Police Reform LYNNFIELD — Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and…

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Governor Baker Issues Pardons to Four Individuals

Governor Baker Issues Pardons to Four Individuals BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced the pardons of four individuals: Christopher Nichols, Thomas Schoolcraft, Zaida Pimentel-Solano and Bertrand Lamitie. The Massachusetts…

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $143 Million for Economic Development Projects Through Community One Stop for Growth

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $143 Million for Economic Development Projects Through Community One Stop for Growth PITTSFIELD — Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Undersecretary of Community Development…

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Baker-Polito Administration Joins Military Families and Legislators to Celebrate Signing of Speed Act

Baker-Polito Administration Joins Military Families and Legislators to Celebrate Signing of Speed Act BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today joined military family members and legislators for a ceremonial signing of the SPEED Act,…

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates the 5th Annual Massachusetts Stem Week at Northeastern University

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates the 5th Annual Massachusetts Stem Week at Northeastern University BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Education Secretary James Peyser and Northeastern…

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Governor Baker Announces Pardons of Four Individuals

Governor Baker Announces Pardons of Four Individuals BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced the pardons of four individuals: Kenneth Dunn, Steven Joanis, Stephen Polignone and Michael Picanso. The Massachusetts Constitution…

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Baker-Polito Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announce Five Year, $67.2 Billion Agreement for MassHealth Reforms

Baker-Polito Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announce Five Year, $67.2 Billion Agreement for MassHealth Reforms BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration received federal approval today to expand and extend its…

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $24 Million in Skills Capital Grants to High Schools

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $24 Million in Skills Capital Grants to High Schools WESTFIELD — The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $24 million in Skills Capital Grants to 14 different high schools. Each school received…

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Coordinated Support for Newly Arriving Families and Individuals to the Commonwealth

Emergency response plan includes temporary shelter and humanitarian services BARNSTABLE, MA — On Sep 16th, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new shelter and humanitarian supports at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) for the approximately…

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Comprehensive Online Resource, Map Tool for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Comprehensive Online Resource, Map Tool for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the launch of a new comprehensive, user-friendly…

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Jeffrey Shapiro Appointed New Inspector General

Jeffrey Shapiro Appointed New Inspector General BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey and Auditor Suzanne Bump today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Shapiro to serve as the next Inspector General. Shapiro is…

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Baker-Polito Administration Files $840 Million Fiscal Year 2022 Supplemental Budget

Baker-Polito Administration Files $840 Million Fiscal Year 2022 Supplemental Budget BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker today is filing a final Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) supplemental budget that proposes investments in transportation, health and…

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Baker-Polito Administration Highlights School Safety Initiatives and Announces New Funding

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights School Safety Initiatives and Announces New Funding BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, joined by Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeff Riley,…

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $3.9 Million to Improve Facilities for Early Education and Out-of-School Time Programs

Grants support construction and renovation projects at child care and after-school programs BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration on Aug 11th, awarded $3.9 million in Early Education and Out-of-School Time (EEOST) capital improvement…

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Board of Early Education and Care Announces New Member

BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker recently appointed Maria Gonzalez Moeller, the Chief Executive Officer of The Community Group (TCG) in Lawrence, to the Board of Early Education and Care (EEC). The Community Group is a private non-profit agency…

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Governor Baker Signs Legislation Further Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Further Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker today signed legislation to further protect access to reproductive health care services in Massachusetts…

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Governor Charlie Baker Signs Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Governor Charlie Baker Signs Fiscal Year 2023 Budget BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker today signed the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget, a $52.7 billion spending plan that supports the Commonwealth’s communities, families, businesses,…

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards More Than $32 Million to Expand Training Opportunities for High School Students and Adults Through Skills Capital and Career Technical Initiative Grant Funding

Baker-Polito Administration Awards More Than $32 Million to Expand Training Opportunities for High School Students and Adults Through Skills Capital and Career Technical Initiative Grant Funding LEXINGTON — The Baker-Polito Administration…

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Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito Release Statements on Administration's Dangerousness Legislation

Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito Release Statements on Administration's Dangerousness Legislation BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito released the below statements in response to the Judiciary…

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Governor Baker, Treasurer Goldberg and Attorney General Healey Appoint Jordan M. Maynard to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Governor Baker, Treasurer Goldberg and Attorney General Healey Appoint Jordan M. Maynard to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg and Attorney General Maura Healey…

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Governor Baker Proclaims July 10-16 as 'Hurricane Preparedness Week'

Plan for Your Unique Needs Every person and family may have different needs in an emergency. Individuals with disabilities or medical needs may to take extra steps to prepare: -- If you receive medical treatment or home health care…

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New Alert Baker-Polito Administration Announces Children 6 Months to 4 years are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines

Following recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts children 6 months to 4 years old are now eligible to receive the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.…

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Dempsey for State Auditor Campaign Announces Two New Staff Additions

Boston, MA - On June 13th, Chris Dempsey announced that Matthew Gifford and Mike Cusher will be joining his campaign for State Auditor. Matthew Gifford has been hired as Field Director for the Dempsey for State Auditor Campaign. Matthew most…

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Baker-Polito Administration Distributing Over 2 Million At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests for Massachusetts Residents

The Baker-Polito Administration continues to increase the availability of free COVID-19 tests and this week will begin distributing over 2 million rapid tests for municipalities to provide to their residents. The Baker-Polito Administration has made…

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Lt. Governor Polito, Secretary Kennealy, and Secretary Card Tour Malden Center

The transformation of Malden Center has been driven largely by the City Hall redevelopment plan which took perseverance, outside the box thinking and multiple partners. This week the City had the opportunity to thanks its state partners in the…

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