Last week I shared an overview of Governor Patrick’s agenda for the next few months. I want to post a progress report for review (and comment) by the BMG community.
The past week was a productive one for the Governor. He asked his Cabinet to institute over $150 million in spending controls and prepare for deeper cuts if revenues come in lower than expected, he delivered a well-received economic address that was supported by the Speaker and Senate President, he introduced new initiatives to stimulate the state’s economy, repair our roads and bridges, create jobs, and help regional economies, the House passed legislation to close corporate loopholes, and both the House and Senate passed the Transportation Bond bill.
This week, the Governor will continue to visit different regions of the state to discuss local growth districts, make another announcement about a company deciding to stay and grow in MA (the third such announcement in the last two weeks), and continue to work on implementing reforms in our transportation infrastructure.
I appreciated the suggestions that my last post generated, and please know that they were shared with others in the administration. I look forward to additional comments as we move forward aggressively over the next few months to implement the Governor’s agenda around economic development, education, and civic engagement.