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State officials tout proposed $2.8 billion in economic development
Support for small business, job opportunities for immigrants and expanded housing are key parts of an economic development bond bill filed last month by Gov. Maura Healey.
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Criminal justice advocates celebrate Healey’s plan to pardon marijuana possession
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Criminal justice advocates celebrate Healey’s plan to pardon marijuana possession
Gov. Maura Healey on Wednesday announced plans to pardon anyone in Massachusetts with a misdemeanor conviction for marijuana possession on their record.
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Healey says no National Guard for Brockton High School
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Healey says no National Guard for Brockton High School
Gov. Maura Healey rejected calls this week to deploy National Guard troops to patrol the hallways of troubled Brockton High School where assaults, threats and drug use have mounted after staffing cuts and teacher absences. 
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Healey prioritizes early education in State of the Commonwealth address
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Healey prioritizes early education in State of the Commonwealth address
Governor Maura Healey’s proposal to boost universal early education in Massachusetts would expand access to state-affiliated pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds, increase who is eligible for child care financial assistance and continue a state grant program supporting child care providers.
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Food assistance program for immigrants extended
When legislators passed a long-debated supplement to the state budget this month, they reinstated a program extending food assistance to immigrants in Massachusetts.
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Works by Black artists now grace governor’s walls
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Works by Black artists now grace governor’s walls
When guests walk into Gov. Maura Healey’s office in the State House, they will now be greeted by two new paintings by local Black artists.
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Expanded state aid makes college more affordable for 25,000 students
Revenue from the new millionaire’s tax approved by voters will provide $62 million to reduce college costs for 25,000 students at the state’s public colleges, starting this fall, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has announced.
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Education leaders applaud state guidance on student diversity
New state guidance on diversity and equity in higher education is a positive step to move forward following the end of affirmative action in college admissions, local education leaders say.
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Gov. Healey launches MassReconnect free community college program
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Gov. Healey launches MassReconnect free community college program
Governor Maura Healey went to MassBay Community College in Wellesley Aug. 24 to officially launch a new program to make community college free for residents ages 25 and older who don’t already have a degree.
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Free school lunches on the menu this fall
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Free school lunches on the menu this fall
Free school lunches for all students — once a pandemic-era relief effort — will soon become the new norm in Massachusetts, after Gov. Maura Healey signed a $56 billion state budget into law last week.
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Advocates push back on governor’s tax cuts
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Advocates push back on governor’s tax cuts
Governor Maura Healey’s tax proposal, filed March 1, has received mixed reviews from advocacy groups in the coalition that led the campaign for the Fair Share Amendment, which is expected to bring more than $1 billion in additional revenue to the state budget.
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Governor forms advisory council
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Governor forms advisory council
Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has signed an executive order creating a new Governor’s Advisory Council on Black Empowerment, to which Healey has appointed more than 30 members, tasked with advising the governor “on issues related to the economic prosperity and well-being of Massachusetts’ Black community, including education, health care, housing and workforce development.”
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