Legislative Update – Week of November 21, 2022

Nov 22, 2022

Last week:

Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has served as a top deputy to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, announced she would run for Democratic Whip, the number-two position in the chamber’s Democrat caucus with Pelosi preparing to step back from a leadership role. Massachusetts’ all-Democrat House delegation will shift to the minority party in January, with Congressman Richard Neal, current chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Congressman James McGovern, current chair of the House Rules Committee, losing these influential posts.

Governor-elect Maura Healey chose a Transition Director, Danielle Cerney, and created six policy committees that include 15 Co-Chairs, to lead her transition effort. The committees are built around the topics of housing, transportation, climate and energy, jobs and the economy, youth and young adults, and safe and healthy communities. The topics shed light on the areas where Healey is likely developing governing plans before she takes office in January.

This week:

MassBio and Beacon Capital Partners announced a partnership to launch a nearly 4,000-square-foot workforce training center at Southline Boston, the redevelopment project of the former Boston Globe building in Dorchester. Expected to open in Q4 of 2023, the MassBio Training Center will launch with three distinct fast-track certificate training programs that are purpose-built to meet both the needs of the life sciences industry and the unique needs of prospective learners. The certificate programs are being designed to provide entry into life sciences careers such as technicians and lab assistants for individuals with a high school degree or its equivalent.

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