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Massachusetts Gov. Baker files legislation to invest $750 Million in clean energy innovation, workforce development

Bill Includes Key Policy Changes to Offshore Wind Procurement Process. BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced that the Baker-Polito Administration will file legislation to direct $750 million to support the continued growth and development of the Commonwealth’s clean energy industry. The legislation, An Act to Power Massachusetts’ Clean Energy …

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SouthCoast Chamber’s Job Fair Scheduled for September 15

The SouthCoast Chamber, Lifestream, Lafrance Hospitality, MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center and the Bristol Workforce Board present the 2021 “SouthCoast Job Fair.” The event will take place on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM at White’s of Westport (66 State Road, Westport, MA). The “SouthCoast Job Fair” …

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Massachusetts Gov. Baker’s administration files $1.6 Billion fiscal year 2021 supplemental budget

Legislation relies on $5 billion surplus; includes $1 billion for unemployment relief and proposal to support local nonprofits. BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today filed a final Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) supplemental budget proposal that aims to improve Massachusetts’ economic competitiveness as the Commonwealth continues to recover from the COVID-19 …

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Massachusetts Marine Trades Association Workforce Solutions Amendment passes the 2022 State Budget

Last week Governor Baker signed the 2022 state budget which included $150,000 in funding to support the workforce efforts the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) continues to make within the recreational boating industry. The budget Amendment was sponsored in the House by Representative William Straus of the 10th Bristol District …

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Massachusetts Gov. Baker announces appointment of Jamey Tesler as Transportation Secretary

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today announced the appointment of Jamey L. Tesler as Secretary of Transportation and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Tesler has served as Acting Secretary since January, when he was appointed to replace former Secretary Stephanie Pollack after Pollack’s appointment …

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Massachusetts Gov. Baker to invest $186 Million in COVID-19 funding for critical health care and workforce priorities

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced it will invest $186 million of the Commonwealth’s direct federal aid from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) toward critical priorities including support for hospitals, health and human services, mental health, and workforce development. Utilizing these federal resources now will help further the Commonwealth’s economic …

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