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Massport Board Approves Capital Program for FY19-23

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board voted last week to approve a five-year capital program by designating approximately $2.6 billion to fund major projects as part of the Authority’s fiscal year 2019-2023 comprehensive financial plan. The program includes $1.9 billion for Logan Airport, $405 million for Conley Container Terminal and […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Awards to 12 Economic Development Organizations

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Senate President Karen Spilka, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and business groups from around the state at Ashland Town Hall on February 8, 2019 to award $900,000 in grants to twelve Regional Economic Development Organization groups (REDO). Established to stimulate regional business growth, […]

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Massachusetts Announces Downtown Revitalization Awards

This week Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan joined local officials to announce $300,000 in awards to 20 communities through the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI). MDI provides communities with $15,000 grants to pursue projects that support downtown development and encourage growth. Since 2015, the […]

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Massachusetts Announces Plan to Legalize Wagering on Professional Sports

Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced plans to file legislation that would permit people in Massachusetts to wager on professional sports. The proposal would utilize the existing regulatory structure for gaming licensing in Massachusetts, including enforcement powers of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), the prohibition on wagering by anyone under 21 […]

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Governor Charlie Baker Delivers Inaugural Address for Second Term

Today, Governor Charlie Baker delivered his second inaugural address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. See full transcript of the Governor’s remarks here. Among his remarks on the state’s economy: “Our regulatory reform project reduced the complexity of state government across the board, allowing our small businesses […]

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