• Governor Baker can file legislation and issue Executive Orders to address key priorities.

    While the responsibility for enacting laws in Massachusetts rests primarily with the legislature, Governor Baker has the ability to file legislation to address key priorities and to amend or approve bills enacted by the legislature. The bills in this section reflect legislation as filed; to see the final version of legislation please visit the legislature’s website. Additionally, the Governor from time to time may issue Executive Orders to set forth policies and procedures to further statutory and constitutional responsibilities.