This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES On Beacon Hill

By Bob Katzen

“My wife is really looking forward to having me around a little more, so I don’t think I’ll be a candidate in ‘24 for anything. I will certainly try to be involved in a positive way.”
—Gov. Charlie Baker when asked if he plans to run for president in 2024.

“As a former student athlete and coach, I know that sports can be a powerful unifier. Today, we brought together coaches, athletic directors and educators who are committed to ensuring that young people can participate in school sports in a safe and inclusive environment.”
—Governor-elect Maura Healey at a conference of Education Leaders and Boston Sports Teams at TD Garden on preventing and addressing hate in school sports.

“Our first responders are the heart of our communities. They help keep residents and communities safe, and we owe them a debt of gratitude. These grants are an investment in public safety.”
—Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announcing $4.8 million in funding to support municipal police and fire staffing in several communities.

“Over the last decade, our approach as a commonwealth toward addressing the needs of children and families has evolved. A growing body of research has helped us better understand the negative impact that court involvement and out-of-home placement of any kind can have on youth, and our state has increasingly focused on building our system of school and community-based supports for children and families.”
— Maria Mossaides, Director of the Office of the Child Advocate, on a major policy report with recommendations for improving the way the state provides support to families who are struggling with their child’s behaviors, such as truancy or repeatedly running away from home.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.