WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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The MBTA problems are now Governor Baker's problems. The Legislature approved his plan for a financial and management control board to run the T for the next three to five years. We'll see what they can do, but it's on his watch now. WWM: What other problems does the Governor want to solve? LP: In the first six months of his administra- tion, Governor Baker launched three big ini- tiatives. One was the T, one was the opiate crisis, and the third was homelessness. And while we have a relatively low prison population in Massachusetts, the governor is focused on initiatives to restrict the number of people who end up in the criminal sys- tem and to lower the recidivism rate. Many 66 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 Governor Charlie Baker and Lon Povich an interview with chief lgal counsel, lon povich

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