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Kaitlyn C. Sprague

Director of Government Relations

KCSprague@mlstrategies.com

+1.617.348.1609

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Kaitlyn is a Director of Government Relations at ML Strategies. With eleven years of experience in legislative affairs and Massachusetts state government, Kaitlyn brings a deep understanding of legislative proceedings, especially regarding the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Governor’s Office. 

Prior to joining ML Strategies, Kaitlyn was the Legislative Director in Governor Baker’s Office of Legislative Affairs. There, she drove the Governor’s legislative agenda from filing to passage, through bipartisan coalition building, legislative strategy sessions, and consistent communication with the legislature. Additionally, she coordinated with the Governor’s Legal Office to facilitate the ten day review of over 1,300 enacted bills over three sessions by identifying support and opposition for each to provide the Governor with sound recommendations. She also managed a team of nine Legislative Directors, overseeing the legislative interactions of each of the Secretariats. Prior to her position in the Governor’s Office of Legislative Affairs, Kaitlyn acted as the Legislative Director to Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. While there, she led a team of analysts that were responsible for covering all legislative committees as well as drafting policy positions and drafting amendments on all major legislation, including minimum wage and domestic violence reform, redistricting, and various borrowing bills. 

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School (JD, cum laude)
  • Boston College (BA)

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This week, Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 19, “Order Regarding the Conduct of Shareholder Meetings by Public Companies.  This Order, which is effective immediately, suspends certain requirements of M.G.L. chapter 156D, section 7.08 that relate to shareholder meetings by remote means.
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Governor Charlie Baker just announced he is extending COVID-19 Order No. 13 that mandates the closure of non-essential businesses.  This order, initially set to expire on April 7th, was extended to Monday, May 4th.  This order will officially take effect tomorrow, April 1st at noon. 
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On Monday, March 23rd, the Baker Administration issued a stay at home advisory, along with an order (COVID-19 Order No. 13) requiring businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their doors starting March 24th at noon until April 7th at noon.  The Administration has issued a list of business and other organizations deemed essential services and workforces that may continue to operate physical workplaces during this two-week order. 
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The Baker Administration, along with prioritizing the needs of medical professionals on the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), have taken significant steps to relieve pressure on small businesses negatively impacted by the virus.
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Massachusetts COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020| Blog

The Baker Administration continues to monitor the COVID-19 public health crisis, expanding almost daily on restrictions for schools, restaurants and several other places of business across the Commonwealth.  As these updates are constantly evolving, this post is meant to provide the most up to date announcements.
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As the nation continues to address the spread of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), several precautionary efforts are being taken to ensure citizens remain safe and reduce the prevalence of transmission to vulnerable individuals across the country. As the Legislature and Executive Branch aggressively focus on COVID-19 related issues, your ML Strategies team will continue to monitor and engage state and local leaders on legislative and regulatory priorities by keeping lines of communication open on a daily basis with legislators and staff.