The church through its Catholic Charities provides an extraordinary service to the commonwealth by placing many special needs children every year in homes. That's a service I hope we will continue to be able to avail ourselves of.
I am pleased that the compromise amendment before the Constitutional Convention was defeated. Now, we can work to put on the ballot a simpler amendment that simply defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Our employer sector does not need additional taxation, and the promise of health insurance for everyone does not require new tax revenue, ... I don't want at this point to be issuing ultimatums. I think people know where I stand on taxes however.
And a special thank you to the citizens of Massachusetts: You are paying all the taxes, creating all the jobs, raising all the children. This government is yours. Thank you for letting me serve you. I love this job.
You know, my dad served in the President's Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in people's lives and I can help our children realize their dreams.