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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Massachusetts (MA)


Capital: Boston

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State Code

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
6,902,149
Population 2017 6,863,246
Population 2016 6,826,022
Below Poverty 2018 8.7
Below Poverty 2017 10.5
Below Poverty 2016 10.4
Employment – Population Ratio 2018
65.3
Employment – Population Ratio 2017 63.7
Employment – Population Ratio 2016 62.6
Unemployed 2018 3.3
Unemployed 2017 3.8
Unemployed 2016 3.9
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 2,396
STATE FACTS
In 1780, Massachusetts was the first state to write and adopt a constitution, which served as a model for the U.S. Constitution.
Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.
Boston Common became the first public park in America in 1634 .

 

 

 

Government

ELECTED OFFICIALS
 Governor
Charlie Baker (R)
 Lieutenant Governor  Karyn Polito (R)
 Attorney General Maura Healey (D)
 Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin (D)
 State Senate Control D – 34; R – 6
 State House Control D – 127; R – 32; I – 1

 

Legislative Process

LEGISLATIVE DATES AND DEADLINES
Convenes January 2, 2019
Sine Die Adjournment December 31, 2019
Committee Action Deadlines TBD
Crossover Deadline None
Carryover from Previous Session Yes (2019 – 2020)
Governor’s Signing Deadline (in session) 10 days
Governor’s Signing Deadline (after adjournment) 10 days
Veto Override 2/3 majority
Legislation Effective Date 90 days after enactment

 

Enforcement

Advocacy, Initiatives & Reports

Advocacy

Trade Associations

There are currently no partner industry associations in Massachusetts

Political Geography


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