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MAGIC Legislative Breakfast: Town Officials & Legislators Discuss Local, Regional Priorities

Attendees of the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) Legislative Breakfast heard from four state legislators over quiche and coffee at the Lexington Community Center on Friday, May 3. MAGIC, one of MAPC’s eight subregions, is a group of 13 communities northwest of Boston: Acton, Bedford, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, […]

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Senate Budget: MAPC Call to Action

Help us support smart growth and regional collaboration in the budget by contacting your state senator today. Last week, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released their FY2020 state budget proposal. Senators had until last Friday to submit amendments to that proposal: over 1,100 were submitted. MAPC has identified two amendments as key priorities and […]

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MA House Ways and Means Committee Releases FY2020 State Budget Proposal

Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee Releases FY2020 State Budget Proposal The House Ways and Means Committee released their FY2020 state budget proposal on Wednesday, April 10. The proposal provides funding for two of MAPC’s top priorities, but funds those priorities at levels below the amount MAPC is seeking. The District Local Technical Assistance program […]

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Call to Action: Ask Your Legislator to Support MAPC Priority Amendments

MAPC Call to Action Help us support smart growth and regional collaboration in the budget by contacting your state senator today. Last week, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released their FY2020 state budget proposal. Senators had until last Friday to submit amendments to that proposal: over 1,100 were submitted. MAPC has identified two amendments […]

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SWAP Legislative Breakfast: Town Officials & State Reps Discuss Local, Regional Priorities

The Southwest Advisory Planning Committee (SWAP), one of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s eight subregions, gathered at the Thayer Homestead in Medway on Friday, March 29 for its annual legislative breakfast. The breakfast gives local officials and municipal staff the chance to connect with their state representatives over breakfast and coffee. Attendees heard from Representative […]

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Community Safety Day Advocates for Funding to Combat Violence

On Tuesday, March 12, local officials, mayors and city managers, community leaders, law enforcement officers, and youth gathered at the State House for Community Safety Day on the Hill. Speakers addressed a standing room-only crowd to discuss effective ways of combating youth and gang violence, to educate attendees about the importance of supporting youth violence […]

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PHOTOS: MetroCommon 2050 Listening Session in Boston

PHOTOS: MetroCommon 2050 Listening Session in Boston Over 100 people voiced their ideas for their future of our region and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh gave a keynote address at a MetroCommon 2050 Listening Session last Wednesday, March 6, at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. Attendees at the exhibit-style open house went station-to-station, learning learning fun […]

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Metro Mayors Coalition urges Legislature to act quickly on improving education funding formula

Metro Mayors Coalition urges Legislature to act quickly on improving education funding formula For immediate release: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 BOSTON – Mayors and managers from 15 cities and towns in Greater Boston’s urban core today joined together to urge the Legislature to move quickly on significant overhaul of the state’s education funding formula. The […]

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Statement of the Metro Mayors Coalition on the Governor’s Housing Bill

Statement of the Metro Mayors Coalition on the Governor’s Housing Choice Bill   The Boston region is in the midst of a housing crisis. The communities of the Metro Mayors Coalition represent over 1.4 million constituents in the urban core of Metropolitan Boston. Sale prices and rents in our communities are among the highest of […]

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MAPC’s 2019-2020 Legislative Priorities

The deadline to file bills for the 2019-2020 Massachusetts legislative session was Friday, Jan. 19. Over 5,000 bills were filed before that date – including several smart growth priorities from MAPC. Our proposals were crafted to address the transportation, climate, and housing challenges in the 101 cities and towns of our region. If enacted, these […]

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