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Action Alert: FY22 House Ways and Means Budget

Call to Action: FY22 House Ways and Means Budget On Wednesday, the MA House Ways and Means Committee released their FY22 budget bill, H.4000. It includes a number of wins for cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth. We’re incredibly grateful to the House Ways and Means Committee for their hard work on the budget (you […]

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Watch: Community Safety Day 2021

On Tuesday, April 6, local officials, mayors and city managers, community leaders, law enforcement officers, and youth gathered for the 2021 Community Safety Day on the Hill: the first virtual gathering in the event’s history. Over 200 people from across Massachusetts tuned in to hear about the importance of supporting youth violence prevention programs, talk […]

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Video: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Women in the Workforce

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce are both severe and lopsided in comparison to men. For women of color, who make up a higher percentage of essential workers, job losses are even worse. Addressing this “she-cession” will take a focused effort across sectors: government, business, advocates, and academia must all […]

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Climate Roadmap Bill Signed into Law: Here’s Our Summary

Next-Generation Roadmap Bill: What You Need to Know On Friday, Governor Charlie Baker signed the historic “Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy.” This is the culmination of years of efforts by climate advocates, including MAPC, and will help Massachusetts stay at the forefront of US climate policy.   The road to this […]

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MAPC Applauds Gov. Baker for Signing Landmark Climate Bill

For immediate release: Friday, March 26, 2021 BOSTON—The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston released the following statement thanking Gov. Baker for signing the new climate bill into law today. “We at MAPC are thrilled to see this history-making legislation signed into law today. This is a huge win for environmental justice, and will […]

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MAPC Submits Public Comment on Governor Baker’s Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030

For Release: March 23, 2021, at 9 a.m. MAPC Deputy Director Rebecca Davis released the following statement this morning: “MAPC would like to thank the Baker Administration for the opportunity to provide input on the Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030 at this critical juncture in the planning process. As drafted, the plan […]

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Regional Climate Collaboration: A Metro Mayors Celebration

In 2015, the Metro Mayors Coalition – a group of “Inner Core” cities and towns surrounding and including Boston – convened to sign a historic Climate Preparedness Commitment and pledged to work together to prepare the region for climate change. Since then, all 15 Metro Mayors communities have made strides to prepare for climate change, […]

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MAPC releases statement on ‘Next Generation Climate Roadmap’ bill

For immediate release: Thursday, March 18, 2021 BOSTON—The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement regarding the Massachusetts Legislature’s passage of the climate bill, An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy (S.30). “MAPC applauds the Massachusetts Senate and House votes this week to pass legislation that would move our state […]

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Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill

Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill Email Your Legislators The climate crisis threatens all of us—and especially Massachusetts’ most vulnerable residents. An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy (S.30) will help shape a stronger climate future that can improve the lives of all Commonwealth residents and accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions–and […]

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