Planning 101: Government Affairs

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.

Red Line pulls into Kendall Square

MAPC Releases Transportation Finance Recommendations

October 7, 2019

Photo by Rob Sheppard Transportation, the backbone of a thriving economy, is crucial to every aspect of life in Massachusetts, […]

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MARPA-DLS Conference: 21st Century Municipalities

September 11, 2019

Join us for the Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. College of the […]

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Governor Signs FY2020 State Budget Into Law

August 7, 2019

The budget that Governor Baker signed into law last week includes $43.3 billion in appropriations, including many increased investments in […]

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Basketball player in Cambridge shirt raises his hands in victory

Cambridge Wins 11th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament

August 5, 2019

Youth from eight cities and towns had the chance to compete head-to-head this weekend in a basketball tournament held by […]

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State Budget Heads to Conference Committee

June 4, 2019

Please Advocate for MAPC’s Budget Priorities! The Massachusetts House of Representatives finalized their version of the FY2020 state budget on […]

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

May 15, 2019

Attendees of the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) Legislative Breakfast heard from four state legislators over quiche and […]

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