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Massachusetts Governor Appoints Jamey Tesler Acting DOT Secretary
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Massachusetts Governor Appoints Jamey Tesler Acting DOT Secretary

Governor Baker Appoints Jamey Tesler Acting DOT Secretary Following MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack’s Appointment to the Federal Highway Administration BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the departure of Mass DOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and appointed Jamey L. Tesler as Acting Secretary of Transportation.  Secretary Pollack was announced today as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration for the Biden-Harris Administration.  Secretary Pollack will also be acting Administrator until the confirmation by the United States Senate of a permanent Highway Administrator. Secretary Pollack will step down as MassDOT Secretary and CEO on Tuesday, January 26th and will assume her new federal position Wednesday, January...
Massachusetts Governor Baker Nominates Justice Wendlandt
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Massachusetts Governor Baker Nominates Justice Wendlandt

Governor Baker Nominates Justice Dalila Argaez Wendlandt to the Supreme Judicial Court BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Governor Charlie Baker today nominated Associate Justice of the Appeals Court, Dalila Argaez Wendlandt, to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Judicial Court.  The nominee and her family joined Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito for a formal announcement today at the State House.  If confirmed, Justice Wendlandt will be the first Hispanic person to join the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. “Justice Dalila Argaez Wendlandt is an intelligent and hard-working jurist whose attitude and determination will serve her and all those that come before her on the Court well,” said Governor Baker.  “Her knowledge of the law and unique professional background will be a mu...
Massachusetts Governor Baker Nominates Justice Kimberly Budd
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Massachusetts Governor Baker Nominates Justice Kimberly Budd

Governor Baker Nominates Justice Kimberly Budd to Become Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Governor Charlie Baker today nominated Associate Justice Kimberly Budd to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court.  The nominee and her family joined Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito for a formal announcement today at the State House.  If confirmed, Justice Budd will be the second Black Chief; second female Chief and first Black female Chief.  She will replace Chief Justice Ralph Gants who tragically passed away earlier this fall. “Justice Kimberly Budd is a distinguished and well respected jurist who will bring years of calm, steady and collaborative leadership experience to the Commonwealth’s highest court serving as Chief Justice,” said Gov...
Massachusetts Announces Extension of Administrative Tax Relief for Local Businesses
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Massachusetts Announces Extension of Administrative Tax Relief for Local Businesses

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo today announced an extension of administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. This includes the extension of the deferral of regular sales tax, meals tax, and room occupancy taxes for small businesses due from March 2020 through April 2021, so that they will instead be due in May 2021.  Businesses that collected less than $150,000 in regular sales plus meals taxes in the twelve month period ending February 29, 2020 will be eligible for relief for sales and meals taxes, and businesses that collected less than $150,000 in room occupancy ta...