At Thursday’s inaugural ceremony, the Governor and Lt. Governor laid out an optimistic and ambitious plan for the future of the Commonwealth.
After a morning of celebration, Governor Charlie Baker took the oath of office and delivered his inaugural address for his second four-year term.
The governor said his top three priorities this term are improving public transportation, investing more on infrastructure, and limiting greenhouse gasses.
“Getting this right unprecedented collaboration with local government, our New England neighbors, as well as innovative partnerships with the private sector,” said Gov. Baker.
Gov. Baker said he also plans to reinvest in affordable housing and education in low-income areas.
Members of the Governor’s Council and the Lt. Governor also took the oath of office on Thursday. They all vowed to work together to move Massachusetts forward.
In his inaugural address Baker said, “Over the past four years, the Lt Governor and I have heard time and time again that the way we all work together is a model for the nation. People like our collaborative approach to governing. And they say they’re proud to be from Massachusetts!”
The governor is a Republican leader of a state where Democrats are the majority in the legislature. He said his administration will put the public interest ahead of partisan politics.