Governor Patrick Signs Bill To Improve The Long-Term Care For Seniors

Governor Patrick hosts a ceremonial bill signing for, “An Act Establishing Standards for Long-Term Care Insurance.” (Photo Credit: Michela Finnegan / Governor’s Office)

Governor Deval Patrick today joined advocates and legislators for a ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bill 2359, “An Act Establishing Standards for Long-Term Care Insurance,” which ensures the availability of long-term care insurance policies, protects long-term care applicants from unfair or deceptive sales or enrollment practices, and promotes flexibility and customization according to an individual’s [...]

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $141 Million In Federal Heating Assistance For Massachusetts

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Governor Patrick announced that Massachusetts will receive $141 million in federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This is an increase of $8.2 million over the previous year’s funding level. The funding will be allocated to 22 local administering agencies that will distribute benefits to over 200,000 Massachusetts households in need. [...]

Remarks By The President On Hurricane Sandy


I just received a full briefing from our emergency response teams, including FEMA, and agencies that are going to be helpful in the response and recovery efforts — the Department of Energy, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Obviously, everybody is aware at this [...]

Patrick-Murray Administration Presents 6th Annual Leading by Example Awards

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Governor Deval Patrick’s Leading by Example Program today recognized state agencies, municipalities, institutes of higher education, a regional planning commission, and two individuals for significantly reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling, the use of renewable energy, and other clean energy and environmental quality initiatives. Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan [...]

Patrick-Murray Administration Honors 28 Heroic Police Officers

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Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today honored 28 law enforcement officers and a tactical entry team at the annual awards ceremony named after Massachusetts State Trooper George L. Hanna. “Every day, in countless ways, we are reminded of the crucial role police officers play in keeping our neighborhoods safe,” said Governor Patrick. [...]

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Funds To Combat Homelessness


The Patrick-Murray Administration’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) today announced $5.3 million in federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds to combat homelessness in the Commonwealth. The funds will support emergency shelters, rapid rehousing for individuals and homelessness prevention programs for families. “As we continue to implement a housing first model, we know that providing [...]

Grants Announced for MA’s Gateway Cities Education Agenda

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The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced it will award competitive grants to support early career education and intensive English Language instruction for students in Gateway Cities as part of the Administration’s Gateway Cities Education Agenda.  The Executive Office of Education (EOE) has now issued Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to establish Career Academies and intensive enrichment academies for [...]

Warren: New Report on Construction Jobs Highlights Need to Rebuild Now


Massachusetts lost nearly 4000 construction jobs over the past year due to a decrease in support for public infrastructure projects, according to a new report from the Associated General Contractors of America.  U.S. Senate candidate and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren has put forward a plan to support construction jobs now by improving infrastructure across the Commonwealth. [...]

Massachusetts Jobs Increase By 1,600; Government Added 500 Jobs


Massachusetts Jobs Increase By 1,600; The July job gain follows a revised gain of 600 jobs in June.  The total unemployment rate rose slightly from 6.0 percent in June to 6.1 percent in July. Four of the ten private sectors added jobs in July: the largest gain was in Education and Health Services.  Professional, Scientific and [...]

Governor Patrick Signs $1.5 Billion Transportation Bond Bill

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Governor Deval Patrick signed  a bill authorizing a total investment of $1.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2013, including $885 million in state funds that leverage federal funds for state road, bridge, rail and regional transit projects, and continues funding for the final year of the five-year Transportation Bond Bill Governor Patrick signed in 2008. “Our [...]

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