Governor Charlie Baker

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Massachusetts’ Environment Is Under Much Greater Threat Than You Think

There’s no way around it, says Ken Kimmell, former head of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). The Trump administration’s planned cuts to the Environmental […]

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Charlie Baker Is the Most Popular Governor in America Again

Once again, Gov. Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in America, according to a new poll released Tuesday by Morning Consult. The Massachusetts governor had […]

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Democrat Jay Gonzalez Vows to Make Governor Subject to Public Records Law

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez has pledged to make the governor subject to public records law. That sound you hear is the frantic din of […]

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Baker Drops Weekend Commuter Rail Cuts, Will “Explore Alternatives”

The Baker administration will no longer consider the elimination of weekend commuter rail service and door-to-door rides for the disabled, and will instead “explore alternatives” […]

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Massachusetts Could Become the Only State Whose Governor’s Records Aren’t Open

Massachusetts leads the nation in all manner of things, from the best universities to the most cutting-edge hospitals. But there’s one area where the Bay […]

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Charlie Baker Vows to Offset Federal Cuts to Planned Parenthood with State Funding

Gov. Charlie Baker has pledged to use state funds to offset any federal cuts made to Planned Parenthood clinics in Massachusetts, as his fellow Republicans in […]

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Massachusetts High Schoolers Rank First in Advanced Placement Scores

With its stellar public school system and world-class universities, Massachusetts is to education what the Patriots are to professional football, but the bay state’s high […]

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Seth Moulton Says He Has “No Plans” to Challenge Charlie Baker

Though a handful of Democratic pols have dipped their toes in the waters of 2018, not one has formally launched a bid to challenge Gov. […]

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Everyone Is Missing the Point About Sanctuary Cities

If we have learned anything in this first month of the Trump presidency, it’s how malleable the term “sanctuary” can be, with respect to protections […]

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Charlie Baker Appears to Get Booed at Patriots Parade

Gov. Baker declares Feb. 7 as New England Patriots day! pic.twitter.com/MzXQ8Yk3Ic — 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) February 7, 2017 Thousands of fans staved off the […]

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Charlie Baker Tries to Reason with Trump on Immigration

As fired-up activists in Massachusetts continue going for the jugular—challenging the Trump administration’s immigration policy on the street, in airports, and in the courts—Republican Gov. Charlie […]

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Where Is Charlie Baker?

“Where is Charlie Baker?” That’s what protesters this weekend asked in unison at rallies in Copley Square and in front of the State House, as […]

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The NRA Is Suing Maura Healey and Charlie Baker

Attorney General Maura Healey’s decision to close a loophole regarding the sale of assault weapons has produced some consequences. The Massachusetts chapter of the National […]

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Gov. Baker Slashed Funding for Opioid, HIV, and Elder Care Programs

A series of budget cuts proposed by the Baker administration may put some Massachusetts health organizations—including some of the state’s hallmark programs—in peril. In December, […]

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City, State Officials Getting Serious About General Electric’s Free Helipad

The taxpayer-funded helipad included in the $145 million deal that lured General Electric to Boston is inching closer to reality. City and state officials announced […]