Governor Charlie Baker

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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 […]

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Charlie Baker: Kavanaugh Accusations “Are Sickening and Deserve an Independent Investigation”

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday called the accusations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh “sickening” and said the Senate should not vote on the Supreme […]

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Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively Has Lost to Charlie Baker

Scott Lively, a pastor from Springfield notorious for his fixation on exposing “the gay agenda,” has lost his long-shot bid to unseat Charlie Baker and […]

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Here Are the Massachusetts 2018 Primary Results

Primaries in non-presidential election years can be unglamorous affairs, but in 2018, heavily Democratic Massachusetts has had a number of surprisingly competitive races. Whether it […]

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Baker OKs Wiping out an Anti-Abortion Law and Other Outdated Garbage Still on the Books

Goodbye, Massachusetts’ 173-year-old law against abortion which is somehow still on the books. Adios, the states’ still-technically-in-effect ban on contraception for unmarried couples. Flanked by Democrats in a State […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Expected to Sign “Red Flag” Bill into Law

It’s been nearly five months since a gunman murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It’s been nearly five months […]

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Charlie Baker Just Signed Off on a $15 Minimum Wage

A $15 minimum wage has long been a goal of activists around the country and in Massachusetts, a hard number to strive for in an […]

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Charlie Baker Says His Son Will Cooperate with Groping Investigation

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that his son, A.J., will cooperate with a federal investigation into allegations he groped a woman on an airplane. […]