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Stan Rosenberg Faces Murky Political Future after Hefner Email Reveal

Stan Rosenberg’s political future is looking more and more dire. Since the Boston Globe reported on Sunday that the former Senate president’s estranged husband, Bryon Hefner, had […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Weighs In on Allegations Against Steve Wynn

In the wake of the Wall Street Journal’s bombshell story detailing a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct, the casino mogul Steve Wynn has lost his […]

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Charlie Baker Focuses on Bipartisanship in State of the Commonwealth

America’s most popular governor is even getting accolades from some political opponents. Gov. Charlie Baker used Tuesday night’s State of the Commonwealth address to highlight […]

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Charlie Baker Maintains Remarkable Favorability Numbers

Like bad weather and delayed commuter rail trains, Gov. Charlie Baker’s popularity has become a fact of Massachusetts life. According to the latest WBUR poll, […]

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The Trump Effect

One year in, many of Boston’s biggest names are feeling the president’s influence—for better or for worse.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Gonzalez Braves MBTA during Storm

Though ridership is, unsurprisingly down across Boston’s public transit system on Thursday, according to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, ridership among gubernatorial candidates has seen a […]

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Speed Limit Reduced on Mass. Pike as Bomb Cyclone Arrives

The state Department of Transportation has lowered the speed limit on the entire length of the Massachusetts Turnpike to 40 miles per hour as the […]

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Group Aligned with Massachusetts Republicans Violated Finance Law

State regulators are forcing a second Republican-aligned political nonprofit into transparency after a review found the organization violated Massachusetts finance laws by failing to properly […]

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Michael Dukakis Endorses Setti Warren for Governor

Like a lot of car seat NPR listeners, Newton Mayor Setti Warren says he learned the power of government as a kid in the backseat. […]

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Charlie Baker Says He Doesn’t Support Roy Moore, Keeps Funneling Money to the RNC

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has spent his tenure leading deep blue Massachusetts distancing himself from some of his GOP colleagues, most notably throughout his party’s alliance with […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Trades Barbs with Suzanne Bump

The state audit of Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families is not pretty. And neither is the fallout. The audit revealed widespread dysfunction within the agency, bringing […]

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Deval Patrick to Campaign for Doug Jones in Alabama

Massachusetts is getting awfully involved in the Alabama Senate race. Next week’s special election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones is certainly the […]

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Stan Rosenberg Will Not Back Charlie Baker’s Reelection Bid

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker may be more liberal than most members of the GOP, but his bipartisan bent isn’t enough to sway state Senate President […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Unveils Sweeping Opioid Legislation

Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a widespread legislative package aimed at combating Massachusetts’ opioid crisis by focusing on treatment accessibility, drug abuse prevention, and educational expansion. […]

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Opioid-Related Deaths Down Across Massachusetts

Opioid-related fatalities are down by roughly 10 percent in Massachusetts so far this year, according to updated data released by the state Department of Public Health. […]