Governor Patrick Honors 2014 Performance Recognition Program Award Recipients for Excellence in Public Service
BOSTON – Friday, July 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today joined Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Shor and other state leaders at the 30th annual Performance Recognition Program (PRP) awards ceremony to announce the 2014 program award recipients. The PRP program honors outstanding performance of Executive Branch and Higher Education employees in building a better Commonwealth.
Governor Patrick Signs Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
BOSTON – Friday, July 11, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today signed a $36.5 billion Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) budget that supports the Patrick Administration’s proven growth strategy of investing in education, innovation and infrastructure to create growth and opportunity across the Commonwealth, and also supports the critical programs and services Massachusetts residents want and deserve.
Patrick Administration Announces $247 Million in Savings from Municipal Health Care Reform
BOSTON – Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Shor today announced that more than 257 communities and school districts across the Commonwealth have collectively saved more than $247 million in health insurance premiums over the past three years as a result of the landmark municipal health care reform law signed by Governor Deval Patrick in July 2011. Over 60 percent of municipalities and school districts have made cost-saving healthcare changes to date, and the law has resulted in 140 percent more savings for cities and towns than originally estimated.