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  • Governor Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito and Sec. Lepore at the Animal Rescue League in Boston

    Administration Highlights Progress on Regulatory Reform

    Sec. Lepore joined the Animal Rescue League of Boston to highlight changes in state regulations as part of the regulatory review process.

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  • Gov Baker and Lt Gov Polito

    Legislation Signed Enhancing State-Local Partnerships

    Legislation eliminates or updates old laws, promotes local independence, streamlines state oversight & provides municipalities with greater flexibility.

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    Learn about the Regulatory Review Project

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Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Progress on Regulatory Reform Initiative

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Administration and Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore joined the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) to highlight significant changes in state regulations as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s extensive regulatory review process, including improving the lives of shelter animals and increasing space and flexibility for animal shelters.

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A&F Secretary Kristen Lepore Appoints Ronald J. Arigo as Commonwealth’s Chief Human Resources Director

BOSTON – Executive Office for Administration and Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore today named Ronald J. Arigo as Chief Human Resources Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts effective October 1, 2016.  In his role, Mr. Arigo will head the Human Resources Division (HRD), which is responsible for the talent acquisition and management for Executive Branch employees. 

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Legislation Signed Enhancing Partnerships Between State and Municipal Governments

Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation improving critical components of the partnership between state and municipal governments by eliminating or updating obsolete laws, promoting local independence, streamlining state oversight and providing municipalities with greater flexibility. The legislation, An Act modernizing municipal finance and government (H. 4565), reflects operational modernization and technological advancement at the local level, allowing municipalities to better address local issues.

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Hiring Transparency Initiative Announced

Governor Baker announced the launch of the Baker-Polito Administration’s hiring transparency initiative, providing new online search features for new hires in Executive Department offices.  Effective immediately, the public will have access to a web page within the state’s transparency website, Open Checkbook, that provides more detailed information on recently hired state workers.

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Regulatory Review

As an integral part of a year-long Regulation Review Project, we welcome and encourage the citizens of the Commonwealth to voice their regulatory suggestions and observations. Please visit our Regulatory Review web page to submit written comments on specific regulations, view public comments submitted by others, find the compiled Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR), find the schedule for all public hearings and public comment periods for regulations being amended or rescinded through the review process, and view a comprehensive listing of regulatory review outcomes and view proposed amendments to regulations in red-lined form

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