Posted September 28, 2018 04:38:56 The next Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who will be sworn in in October, will not be the first Commonwealth leader to leave office without the support of their party.
But the state has not seen a Republican Governor since the late 1980s, when Republican Governor James McGreevey left office with Democratic Gov.
William Weld, and it could be a long time before Republicans recapture the legislature.
The next governor will have to win re-election, though.
As a result, a new generation of Commonwealth leaders is being put in place in the wake of Governor Charlie Baker’s recent retirement.
In a wide-ranging interview, the Governor discusses his decision to resign in 2018, his plans to move forward with the state’s economy and his plans for the Commonwealth.
In addition to the Governor’s office, Baker will lead a group of Commonwealth and state agencies.
Among the most important appointments made by Baker are: • A new economic development group, which is tasked with working with the Commonwealth to improve the state and create new opportunities.
• The new Economic Development Authority, a non-partisan, multi-agency committee that will review proposals and develop policies and recommendations for Commonwealth growth and prosperity.
• A State Budget Committee that will develop a budget plan for the coming year and a state-wide plan to address the growing economic challenges facing the Commonwealth in the years ahead.
Baker also appointed new members of the legislature to lead the Commonwealth’s legislative affairs, finance and administration.
The first two are Commonwealth Treasurer Bill Finch and State Senator Bill Tierney, who was appointed in February.
Tierney said he is excited to serve as Treasurer of the new Commonwealth.
Tierneys appointment is a significant development in the Commonwealth as he has a history of bipartisan cooperation.
Tieroes new role will give him direct influence over the Commonwealth and his state’s finances.
Tiernerys office will also be tasked with identifying areas where the Commonwealth can improve.
He said the Governor and the Commonwealth will need to work together to achieve this.
Tierners budget plan includes the creation of a $1 billion investment fund, the first in the nation, and $50 million in economic development grants to the Commonwealth over the next two years.
Tier’s budget will also include $2.5 billion to address funding gaps in the state budget.
The Commonwealth also will need an extra $5 billion for future infrastructure needs in the next decade.
The Governor also will look at funding the Commonwealths capital needs for the future, including for schools and libraries.
The budget also includes a $50,000 annual cap on how much money the Commonwealth could take from the state treasury each year.
Tier will be responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth government’s financial management, as well as the Commonwealth budget, which will include the Commonwealthwide plan for financial sustainability.
He will also oversee the Commonwealth financial affairs, including its budgeting, the financial reporting system and the state government’s ability to meet its obligations to the public.
Tier has previously worked with the State House Democratic Caucus, the Democratic-led Commonwealth Assembly, the Commonwealth Senate and the Democratic Party of Massachusetts.
He was appointed to the Massachusetts Legislature in 2016.
His appointment is the first of its kind in the United States.
Baker has not said when he will step down, but in 2018 he will be 82 years old.
A Republican Governor, who left office without winning re-inauguration in the mid-1980s, will become the longest serving in the history of the United State.