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Baker-Polito Administration Names Tim McGourthy as New HED Deputy Secretary

Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy announced Timothy J. McGourthy as incoming Deputy Secretary, effective March 4. McGourthy will assume the role vacated by former Deputy Secretary Carolyn Kirk, who was named executive director of Massachusetts Technology Collaborative earlier this month. McGourthy has been engaged on policy development for […]

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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 of approximately $2.6 billion to fund major projects for fiscal years 2019-2023. The program includes $1.9 billion for Logan International Airport, $405 million for Conley Container Terminal and Flynn Cruiseport, $52 million for Hanscom Airport, […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to 12 Regional 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 (REDO) groups. Established to stimulate regional business growth, […]

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GOVERNOR BAKER TESTIFIES AT HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker testified before the House Natural Resources Committee in Washington, D.C. to discuss what Massachusetts is doing to address climate change at the first congressional hearing on climate change in over eight years. He shared the Commonwealth’s bipartisan record of addressing climate change, […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Downtown Revitalization Awards to 20 Communities

Massachusetts Downtown Initiative Announcement at Topsfield Town Hall  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 […]

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Tourism Leaders Hold China Workshop to Increase Chinese Visitors to Boston & Massachusetts

Pictured: from left, Francois Nivaud, Brad Rice, Sharon Xu, Pat Moscaritolo and David O’Donnell Chinese visitors coming to Boston and Massachusetts continue to break records for visitation numbers and spending, according to the China 3.0 Workshop held at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Organized by […]

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Baker-Polito Administration 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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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Training

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Quinsigamond Community College President Luis G. Pedraja, regional workforce leaders and state and local officials to announce $2.5 million to four regional consortiums through the Advanced Manufacturing Training Program. The AMT program enables regional partnerships to develop, coordinate and maintain regional, comprehensive manufacturing workforce development […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $6 Million for Municipal Park Projects

Aquinnah Cliffs Overlook Park, Martha’s Vineyard. Courtesy of Mass Office of Travel & Tourism This week the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $6,412,900 in grant funding for park and recreation improvements in 19 Massachusetts communities. The grants, administered through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ (EEA) Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations […]

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Delivers Inaugural Address for Second Term

On Thursday, January 3, 2019 Governor Charlie Baker delivered his second inaugural address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. Here are the Governor’s full remarks as prepared for delivery: Here are excerpts from Governor Baker’s speech: “Think about the Commonwealth’s leadership on national issues. “We have the […]

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