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Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Climate Change Legislation

Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Climate Change Legislation

After months long negotiations between the governor and the state legislature, Governor Charlie Baker has signed a sweeping climate change bill into law with a goal of creating net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and furthers the Commonwealth’s commitment to combat climate change and protect its vulnerable communities. “Climate change is an urgent challenge that […]

Governors Deliver State of the States

Governors Deliver State of the States

February 3, 2021 The CONEG Governors have delivered their 2021 State of the State addresses. Highlights of the speeches are provided below including a word cloud illustrating the commonalities among the states. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont delivered his third state of the state on January 6, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Lamont delivered his […]

Governors Condemn Violence at US Capitol

Governors Condemn Violence at US Capitol

CONEG Governors responded to the extraordinary act of violence that unfolded on Capitol Hill yesterday as lawmakers met in a joint session of Congress to certify the electoral votes from November’s presidential election. Domestic terrorists and rioters, inspired by President Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in a futile attempt to overturn the results, breached security and […]

Northeast Response to COVID-19

Northeast Response to COVID-19

June 30, 2020 The Northeast US has flattened the curve of COVID-19 cases and a phased reopening of the region’s economy is underway. With most states beginning to operate under “phase 3” guidelines, measures are being taken to prevent backsliding. As importantly, states are dedicating support for those industries and workforces where this pandemic has […]

Governors Create Advisory Boards and Begin to Outline Plans for Phased Reopening

Governors Create Advisory Boards and Begin to Outline Plans for Phased Reopening

As the region enters the third month of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northeast governors have begun to announce their plans for a phased reopening of their state economies. Several governors have formed Advisory Boards, comprised of health officials, business leaders, and state and local government officials, to study how and when states […]

Governors Take Swift and Decisive Actions Responding to Spread of Coronavirus

Governors Take Swift and Decisive Actions Responding to Spread of Coronavirus

As the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, governors in the Northeast states are taking swift and decisive action coordinating their response teams with federal, state and local public health officials to ensure the states are prepared and taking necessary precautions. Stay at Home Emergency Orders Issued for COVID-19 State Issued Expires Connecticut 3/10/20 […]

Governors Responding to Coronavirus

Governors Responding to Coronavirus

March 5, 2020 As warnings about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to grow, the Northeast states are coordinating response teams with federal, state and local public health officials to ensure the states are prepared and taking necessary precautions. Congressional negotiators have reached an $8.3 billion emergency deal to confront the coronavirus – 6 things to know […]

Governors Deliver State Budget Proposals

Governors Deliver State Budget Proposals

Governors Baker, Cuomo, Raimondo and Scott have delivered their state budget proposals. Highlights of their speeches are provided below. Of note: Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire have biennial budgets that were approved in 2019. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivered his budget address on January 22, 2021. Baker is calling for a $44.6 billion spending bill […]

Governors Deliver State of the States

Governors Deliver State of the States

The CONEG Governors have delivered their 2020 State of the State addresses. Highlights of the speeches are provided below including a word cloud illustrating the commonalities among the states. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont delivered his second state of the state on February 5, 2020. In his speech, Lamont touted the progress the state has made […]

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