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Government Affairs

Planning101 is a space for MAPC staff to share their wealth of knowledge on topics related to smart growth and regional collaboration. This blog covers a diverse range of issues that include transportation, clean energy, land use, environment, public health, local government, equity, the innovative usage of public data, and the process of creating digital tools.

MA House Ways and Means Committee Releases FY2020 State Budget Proposal

April 16, 2019

Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee Releases FY2020 State Budget Proposal The House Ways and Means Committee released their FY2020 […]

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

April 11, 2019

MAPC Call to Action Help us support smart growth and regional collaboration in the budget by contacting your state representative […]

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Crowd at the 2019 SWAP Legislative Breakfast

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

April 11, 2019

The Southwest Advisory Planning Committee (SWAP), one of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s eight subregions, gathered at the Thayer Homestead […]

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Community Safety Day Advocates for Funding to Combat Violence

March 13, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12, local officials, mayors and city managers, community leaders, law enforcement officers, and youth gathered at the […]

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PHOTOS: MetroCommon 2050 Listening Session in Boston

March 11, 2019

PHOTOS: MetroCommon 2050 Listening Session in Boston Over 100 people voiced their ideas for their future of our region and […]

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MAPC’s 2019-2020 Legislative Priorities

January 29, 2019

The deadline to file bills for the 2019-2020 Massachusetts legislative session was Friday, Jan. 19. Over 5,000 bills were filed […]

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