• Maura Healey July 4, 2024 8:29 am

    Healey, McKee join Dem. governors' meeting with Biden at White House

    Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey and Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee are traveling to the White House Wednesday for a meeting between Democratic state governors and President Joe Biden. Representatives for Healey and McKee confirmed to NBC10 Boston Wednesday they are taking part in the meeting, which comes as Biden struggles to deal with the fallout of his debate performance against…

  • Maura Healey June 13, 2024 8:06 pm

    Healey: Trooper's ‘terrible' behavior in Karen Read case harms law enforcement

    The testimony this week of a lead State Police investigator in the Karen Read murder case was “terrible” and tarnishes the integrity of law enforcement, Gov. Maura Healey said Thursday while also declining to weigh in further on the closely-watched trial. Read is accused of backing her car into her Boston police officer boyfriend, John O’Keefe, and leaving him...

  • Maura Healey May 25, 2024 7:24 am

    Massachusetts governor adds to number of individuals eyed for pardons​

    Healey said the goal of the additional pardons, combined with the sweeping cannabis pardon policy, is to help make the state’s justice system fair and equitable.

  • Maura Healey March 25, 2024 10:03 pm

    Gov. Healey reverses course, discloses details of Puerto Rico trip

    Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey’s office will share the location of her out-of-state personal travel to media upon request at the end of each month, it said Friday morning after Healey made headlines this week for keeping her travel under wraps. The Boston Globe reported last week that Healey’s office would not disclose where the governor went during a four-day...

  • Maura Healey March 17, 2024 12:20 pm

    DunQueens appear at St. Patrick's Day breakfast

    Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey, former Governor Jane Swift and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll surprised everyone at the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast when they came out in full Dunkings tracksuits.

  • Maura Healey February 23, 2024 12:02 pm

    Healey in D.C. for National Governors Association meeting

    Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey will lead a session focused on cybersecurity during the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington D.C., which kicked off Thursday and runs through Saturday. Healey traveled to Washington on Thursday and returns to Massachusetts this weekend, meaning Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll will serve as acting governor in her absence, a Healey spokesperson told the...

  • Maura Healey January 25, 2024 10:24 am

    State agencies in Mass. to scrap minimum education level for hiring

    State agencies will no longer specify a minimum level of education when they look to hire new employees, under an executive order Gov. Maura Healey signed Thursday. “Massachusetts is in the midst of a transition to a skills-based economy, in which demand for skilled employee talent is at an all-time high, and employers are seeking to broaden and strengthen their…

  • Maura Healey November 19, 2023 2:42 pm

    @Issue: A conversation with Maura Healey

    We sit down with the Massachusetts governor to speak about the many issues in the Bay State.

  • Maura Healey November 9, 2023 3:18 pm

    Healey says she'll stop disclosing out-of-state travel due to ‘security concerns'

    Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey traveled to North Carolina last month without disclosing her trip and, in confirming the travel, her office said Thursday that it will no longer tell the public in advance when Healey is traveling out of state because of unspecified “security concerns.” A disclosure that Healey filed last month with the State Ethics Commission, which was made available...

  • Maura Healey October 31, 2023 11:09 am

    Healey reveals new Mass. clemency guidelines targeting ‘systemic bias' in criminal justice

    Gov. Maura Healey on Tuesday unveiled an overhaul of the guidelines she will apply to pardon and commutation applications, which her office said “explicitly outline” for the first time how a governor will deploy executive clemency as a tool to “address unfairness and systemic bias in the criminal justice system.” “The Governor views executive clemency as a means of addressing…

  • Massachusetts October 4, 2023 2:11 pm

    ‘Today we delivered for Mass.' Healey signs off on major Mass. tax relief and reform bill

    Gov. Maura Healey signed off on major tax relief legislation Wednesday, a law that’s set to give tens of thousands of Massachusetts residents new tax credits. Healey’s office touted the $1 billion bill as “the first tax cuts in more than 20 years.” The bill signing was attended by many a large group of legislators including Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll,…

  • Massachusetts October 3, 2023 1:50 pm

    Healey to sign Mass. tax relief and reform bill Wednesday

    Taxpayers are about to get hundreds of millions of dollars in relief. Gov. Maura Healey’s office on Tuesday announced the governor will sign into law a wide-ranging tax relief package Massachusetts lawmakers sent her last week, punctuating more than a year and a half of deliberations that began under former Gov. Charlie Baker and became a centerpiece of Healey’s campaign....

  • Massachusetts September 29, 2023 1:23 pm

    ‘Essential' Mass. tax relief and reform awaits Healey's signature

    After nearly two years of fits and starts, a long-awaited Massachusetts tax relief and reform package made it to the governor’s desk Thursday after senators overwhelmingly approved the legislative agreement. The roughly $1 billion tax bill is among the most significant pieces of legislation to reach Gov. Maura Healey since she took office in January. The Arlington Democrat has been…

  • Maura Healey September 27, 2023 10:40 am

    Healey ‘looking at' MCAS as graduation requirement

    Gov. Maura Healey said Tuesday that “it’s time” to evaluate possible changes to the state’s MCAS standardized exams, but she stopped short of weighing in on the use of the tests as a high school graduation requirement. The Massachusetts Teachers Association is putting its weight behind a potential 2024 ballot question that would decouple MCAS exams from the steps a student...

  • Massachusetts September 25, 2023 7:06 pm

    Healey plans clean energy permitting overhaul

    Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey plans Tuesday to sign an executive order that will address the process by which clean energy projects and infrastructure are permitted, an issue which utility companies and others have said could determine whether Massachusetts makes good on its commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Healey plans to create the Commission on Clean Energy Infrastructure…

  • Leominster September 13, 2023 1:01 am

    Flooding in Leominster: Dams being shored up, Healey declares Mass. state of emergency

    Two dams needed to be shored up in Leominster on Tuesday, one of several Massachusetts communities still reeling from flash flooding that dropped historic amounts of rain Monday night. Gov. Maura Healey issued a state of emergency across the commonwealth Tuesday night. “Today I saw firsthand the devastating impacts of severe flooding in Leominster and North Attleborough – and it…

  • Housing August 31, 2023 2:41 pm

    Healey activates Mass. National Guard to help at emergency shelter hotels

    Gov. Maura Healey has activated up to 250 members of the Massachusetts National Guard to help at hotels providing emergency shelter services. Thursday’s move comes weeks after Healey declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts over a historic influx of migrants seeking help from the Commonwealth’s strained shelter system. Starting next week, the members of the National Guard who...

  • Sumner Tunnel August 30, 2023 12:48 pm

    Healey touring Sumner Tunnel days before it reopens from monthslong closure

    Days before the Sumner Tunnel is scheduled to reopen to traffic after a two-month shutdown for restoration work, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey will tour the site with outgoing Transportation Secretary Gina Fiandaca and other officials Wednesday afternoon. Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, Undersecretary of Transportation Monica Tibbits-Nutt and MBTA General Manager Philip Eng are also slated to attend the hard hat…

  • Cape Cod August 15, 2023 8:39 pm

    In shift, Healey going after federal funding for just 1 Cape bridge to start

    After previous efforts to secure federal funding for replacement of both Cape Cod bridges stumbled, Gov. Maura Healey and her deputies will shift to a phased approach that first targets money primarily for the Sagamore Bridge. Healey’s office said the administration will submit applications in the coming weeks for a combined $1.45 billion in federal grants, most of which would…

  • Merrimack Valley August 11, 2023 11:44 pm

    Gov. Healey visits Merrimack Valley businesses damaged by flooding

    Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley is continuing to recover from this week’s flooding. Gov. Maura Healey walked through businesses along High Street Friday, after Tuesday’s floodwaters destroyed several buildings. Healey visited Good Day Cafe in North Andover, then Jaime’s Restaurant. “You pay all this money for insurance and they don’t cover anything,” said Jaime Faria, one of several business owners who...

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