Thursday, January 21, 2016
Governor Baker's State of the State
The remarks we’ve heard tonight reconfirm that Governor Baker is taking a hands-on and productive approach to finding practical ways to confront issues like opiate abuse, problems at the MBTA and the need for fiscal discipline in the state budget.
And importantly, his approach of consulting stakeholders, engaging the legislature and rejecting partisan polarization is working to move us forward, in contrast to what we see too often in Washington.
The Governor’s focus on pressing challenges with initiatives like combatting the opioid epidemic, expanding our renewable energy portfolio with sources such as hydroelectricity, expanding job training efforts, and being more fiscally responsible with our state budget is well placed, and will provide a solid foundation for us all to move forward in 2016.