Tim Murray Lieutenant Governor

July 2009 Archives

"If you're a fan of higher insurance premiums, you'll like Charlie Baker, and if you're a fan of the Big Dig financing and record debt, you'll love Charlie Baker." -- Lt. Gov. Tim Murray

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Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and Democratic Party leaders today announced that the 2010 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention will be held in Worcester. The event will serve as a nominating convention to endorse a slate of candidates for the 2010 state election.

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News coverage:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

By Timothy P. Murray
July 26, 2009, The Boston Globe

THE NUMBER of homeless families housed in motels across Massachusetts is at a peak. ... Homelessness is a complex and heart-wrenching issue, but we must do our best to address it.

Early in our administration, Governor Patrick asked me to lead the Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness, with a mission of breaking down bureaucratic barriers and finding better ways to deal with the issue so that we can end homelessness in Massachusetts.

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By Associated Press
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray is leading a push to revitalize the nation's Democratic lieutenant governor's association, as he and Gov. Deval Patrick gear up for a re-election campaign. ...

Murray is serving as the group's secretary/treasurer. Its chairman is Lt. Gov. Bill Halter of Arkansas, while its vice chairman is Lt. Gov. John Cherry of Michigan.


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The Patrick-Murray Administration today allocated more than $12 million through the 'Communities Count' initiative to the City of Worcester to help create jobs and stabilize neighborhoods.

"Through this initiative, we can offer relief to hard working families and support the city's efforts to promote economic growth and development," said Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.


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Veterans Tour Video

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Tim visited Mission Hill yesterday for a tour of the neighborhood with students and local leaders.

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If you missed the opportunity to attend the Democratic State Convention in Springfield, take a few minutes to watch excerpts from Tim's speech on YouTube.

You can also watch Tim's full address and sign up for video updates on our new YouTube channel.

www.youtube.com/TimMurray2010

Lt. Gov. Tim Murray today announced and unveiled plans for the Commonwealth's official memorial honoring service members who lost their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF). This will be the first memorial in Massachusetts dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in the post 9/11 conflicts.

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News coverage:
Boston Globe
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
NECN
WBUR
Associated Press
Brockton Enterprise
Springfield Republican

As part of the Massachusetts Recovery Plan, the Patrick-Murray administration today announced a program that will allow first-time homebuyers to borrow up to $8,000 from MassHousing in advance of their federal tax credit.

"(This) will be a great help and further incentive, for Massachusetts residents who are considering buying their first home," said Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Chair of the Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness.

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Photo: Mass.Gov

Tim delivered testimony before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary July 14 in support of H.1137, an Act to protect and enhance the rights of child and adult victims and witnesses of crime.

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Tim continues to lead the administration's efforts to help cities and towns. On July 9, Tim kicked off the Municipal Affairs Coordinating Cabinet's third listening tour with a meeting in Harwich.

Tim chairs the Municipal Cabinet, which travels throughout the Commonwealth to hear from municipal officials, legislators and the public to help the state improve partnerships and provide additional services and assistance to cities and towns.

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See the Municipal Cabinet's upcoming meetings

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