The thunderous applause broke out as soon as Governor Maura Healey officially took up the title. Her number two, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, took the oath next. Their speeches hit on climate change, transportation and housing. “Let’s chart our path forward, walk it together into the next chapter of the Massachusetts story,” said Healey in her speech.
The 73rd Governor had a lot of support show up, including former governors from both parties, and Republican Bill Weld. “It’s a very good day. It’s the most orderly transfer of power I can conceive of,” said Weld.
Democrat Michael Dukakis, Chair of Boston Global Forum, came with the advice — pick good people and don’t ignore the T. “This is a city and state that care a lot about transportation. They like public transportation and they want to like it…and ride it,” said Dukakis.
Governor Healey told Boston 25 News they are still assembling their cabinet but the first cabinet meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. She also said in her speech — they will have a new MBTA Chief within 60 days.