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Baker administration, union target DCF together

Baker administration, union target DCF together

No more patchwork attempts at reform, officials say

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE GOV. CHARLIE BAKER plans in the coming months to implement changes at the beleaguered Department of Children and Families, part of an “unprecedented collaboration” between his administration, child protection workers, and union leaders that he hopes will help improve the agency’s performance. The steps to improve procedures for tracking children and(...)

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Ash lends insight into Baker administration’s investment strategy

Ash lends insight into Baker administration’s investment strategy

Secretary says if choice is people or infrastructure, he'd pay for workforce first

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE A TOP BAKER administration official on Thursday shared with lawmakers his philosophical approach to government investing, including a strategy that he said differs from the approach taken over the past eight years by Gov. Deval Patrick. Jay Ash, Gov. Charlie Baker’s housing and economic development chief, detailed for the House Bonding(...)

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Farmers: Animal Welfare Ballot Initiative Would Mean Higher Food Prices

Farmers: Animal Welfare Ballot Initiative Would Mean Higher Food Prices

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE The ballot initiative seeking to eliminate the “extreme confinement” and “lifelong immobilization” of farm animals is unnecessary and would lead to a sharp rise in food prices for Massachusetts residents, the head of a state farmers association said. “The people of Massachusetts have to understand that this is not about animal(...)

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