Governor Charlie Baker

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Businesses May Be Reopening, but That Doesn’t Mean People Are Ready to Go Back

It feels like an eternity ago now, but I can still remember the unshakable, on-edge feeling of those first two weeks I started working from […]

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It’s Official: Massachusetts Schools Are Closed for the Year

The past month has been a major adjustment, to say the least, for parents, teachers, and kids, all of whom have had to adapt to […]

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If Liquor Stores Are “Essential,” Why Aren’t Marijuana Dispensaries?

Massachusetts’ cannabis industry has spent years pushing the state to treat marijuana more like alcohol. The campaign that advocated for legalization via statewide ballot question […]

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As Coronavirus Surge Approaches, Hospitals Brace for the Impact

We’ve been trapped inside for three weeks. The number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in the state is still climbing, by nearly 1,000 cases a day. […]

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Charlie Baker Still Refuses to Take a Stance on Impeachment

Surprising literally no one, Governor Charlie Baker stayed mum on whether or not he supported the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach Donald Trump Thursday. […]

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Is Massachusetts Gearing up For a #MassExit?

From Beacon Hill to city halls, local politicians are inching ever closer to launching the state’s first safe injection facilities (SIFs)—and in doing so, igniting […]

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The Massachusetts Vaping Ban Will End Early, but There’s a Catch

Vapers of Massachusetts, you may see e-cigarettes return to shelves in the state earlier than you thought: In a surprise announcement, Gov. Charlie Baker said […]

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Is It Time for Charlie Baker to Leave the Republican Party?

It’s no secret that for the past decade, Charlie Baker has awkwardly attempted to coexist with the increasingly toxic Republican Party. From the Tea Party […]

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The Vaping Ban Sowed Chaos in Massachusetts, but Charlie Baker Regrets Nothing

Just a few days after Charlie Baker’s move to ban vaping statewide with the snap of his fingers, there are still a lot of unknowns: What […]

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Derailed: My Public Transit Odyssey across Massachusetts

It’s 6:30 a.m., and I’m standing beside a bus shelter in the parking lot of the North Adams Walmart Supercenter with an envelope filled with […]

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MassDOT Study Shows It’s Basically Impossible to Predict How Long Your Commute Will Take

No, it’s not just your imagination: Traffic really has gone from bad to worse in the past few years. Thursday morning, MassDOT released a new report analyzing greater […]

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Charlie Baker: The Trump Tweets Were “Racist”

Using a term he’s so far avoided in describing the president, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that Trump’s tweets this weekend targeting Congresswomen of color were […]

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Charlie Baker Backs Proposed Ridesharing Changes at Logan

Update: Massport on Thursday approved a compromise plan for ride-share trips at airports that will: ban curbside pickups at airport terminals; allow curbside drop-offs only between the hours of […]

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Unlike Elizabeth Warren, Charlie Baker Wants to Keep the Electoral College

Apparently the popular vote isn’t quite as popular as its name would suggest—at least not according to Gov. Charlie Baker. Baker told the Boston Herald […]

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Charlie Baker Wins Reelection, Defeating Jay Gonzalez

It turns out that repeatedly polling as one of the most popular politicians in the country does a lot for your reelection prospects. Republican Governor […]