Maia Coleman
Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation Wednesday extending a provision of the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law that allows remote participation in public meetings.
State government

2022

Issues from abortion protections to the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank were top of mind for Islanders at a town hall forum hosted by state Rep. Dylan Fernandes at the Oak Bluffs Library last week.
New legislation introduced this week would require the Steamship Authority to add a chief operating officer to the senior ranks of management.

2021

The legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing will convene at 11 a.m. on Tuesday to consider a variety of bills to address housing affordability.
Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation Wednesday extending a provision of the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law that allows remote participation in public meetings.

2020

Gov. Charlie Baker announced further crack downs on out-of-state travel on Friday, issuing a strict travel order for visitors from most of the country.

Museums, gyms and movie theatres will be allowed to restart business on Monday as part of the third phase of the state’s gradual reopening plan.

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