This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES on Beacon Hill

By Bob Katzen

“Massachusetts remains deeply committed to working with our partners across state and local agencies to ensure our schools offer a safe and healthy learning environment for our children and educators. These grants will provide the resources that school officials need to enhance safety and mitigate potential threats.”
—Gov. Maura Healey announcing $570,000 to some Massachusetts school districts to bolster school safety and enhance violence prevention efforts.

“If we truly want to fix the broken childcare sector that is having damaging effects on our children, families, educators, and economy, we need public investment. This funding is a win for everyone and we are committed to continuing our work with our state partners to solve the child care crisis.”
—Lauren Kennedy, co-president of Neighborhood Villages, a Boston-based nonprofit that advocates for solutions to challenges faced by the early education sector, commending Gov. Healey for signing the supplemental budget which includes $68 million to help extend a grant program.

“The tourism industry is critical to local economies across our state, and we are committed to supporting the small businesses, hospitality industry partners, and incredible attractions that make communities throughout Massachusetts some of the best tourism destinations in the world. By marketing Massachusetts to visitors outside of our borders, we are investing in this key sector of our economy.”
—Massachusetts Economic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao on the announcement of a new state marketing campaign “Take a Moment,” which encourages visitors to pause from their daily lives and engage in new experiences and sensory moments in Massachusetts.

“The Credit for Life Fairs offer high-quality experiential learning for young adults in Massachusetts. Students deserve access to education that will prepare them for the kind of financial situations they will encounter throughout their lives.”
—State Treasurer Deb Goldberg on $42.2 million in grants that provide Massachusetts high schools and special education programs with funding to hold “Credit for Life Fairs which provide financial education for students.

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