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By adamg - 11/10/19 - 1:39 pm

As the Massachusetts Republican party accelerates into Trumpsylvania, Ed Lyons analyzes Charlie Baker's new super PAC, which put money into a variety of municipal campaigns in this month's election - including those of some Democrats:

By all appearances, Massachusetts Majority is the engine of a new statewide political party, targeting that sizeable majority of largely unenrolled voters who support Charlie Baker and his politics but are not being served by loud partisans to the left and right.

By adamg - 9/24/19 - 2:43 pm

Gov. Charlie Baker today ordered a four-month ban on the sale of all vaping aerosol products for four months as public-health officials try to figure out what's making vapers sick, MassLive.com reports.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 9:57 am

No delays at all as Mr. Baker journeyed south to view the all new Wollaston station this morning. No word if anybody asked him how much a T ride costs these days.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 9:39 am

WBUR reports a poll of Boston-area T riders finds most don't think much of Charlie Baker's attempts to fix the transit system since the 2015 collapse in the snow.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 12:50 pm

Yeah, it's a publicity stunt (and possible list-building exercise) by the Massachusetts Democratic Party, but this petition urging Gov. Baker to actually ride the T is certainly a valid question when the governor is saying the T is moving in the right direction right after the Red Line pretty much stopped moving at all due to that car that derailed and took out key signaling equipment with it (even Mitt Romney took the T once, even if he only rode for one stop and was unable to say how much a ride cost). Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/19 - 11:35 am

WBZ reports Gov. Baker wants to legalize betting on professional sports. Betting parlors would have to pay a fee for the privilege of taking people's money and would not be allowed to conduct wagering on college sports.

By adamg - 10/19/18 - 10:54 am

Andy Metzger sums up Charlie on the MBTA, from the halcyon days of the 2015 blizzards to today.

By adamg - 10/10/18 - 4:15 pm

WGBH reports on last night's debate between incumbent Charlie Baker and challenger Jay Gonzalez.

By adamg - 9/27/18 - 11:03 am
By adamg - 9/6/18 - 10:03 am

WBUR considers the 37% turnout (98,000 votes) for professional hater Scott Lively in the Republican gubernatorial primary, interviews a leader of a pro-Trump group that the vote might be more of a sign of support for Trump than an endorsement of Lively's campaign to blame everything from the biblical flood to the Holocaust on gays. Then again, she also wonders if Baker is actually a Democratic plant.

By adamg - 6/18/18 - 2:07 pm

NBC Boston reports the governor has changed his mind on sending even just a single helicopter and some support staff because of the "cruel and inhumane" Trump, his attorney general and ICE are breaking families apart as they come into the US.

By adamg - 4/28/18 - 11:35 pm

Some 27% of the delegates at the state Republican convention in Worcester voted for Scott Lively today, which is more than enough to force a primary with Gov. Baker this September.

Lively, who also ran four years ago, really hates the gays, although he says he doesn't want to see them put to death. Lively came up with his gay Nazi theory after he got tired of being called a Nazi himself.

By adamg - 8/2/17 - 9:18 am

WBUR reports the governor's proposal, in response to last week's Supreme Judicial Court ruling, would only be for people who pose a public-safety risk. The ACLU, though, says the proposal is really broader than that. The state's highest court ruled local authorities can't detain people on an ICE request if they aren't facing any criminal charges.

By adamg - 7/29/17 - 10:03 am

Gov. Baker yesterday signed a bit that will let a developer tear down the condemned Winthrop Square garage for a skyscraper that would cast some shadows on Boston Common - but only briefly, and in the winter, the developer says. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/17 - 11:10 pm

The Hill reports on a letter signed by Baker and other governors of both parties on a possible Senate measure that could lead to the destruction of the state's current health-insurance system.

The letter comes even as the state House of Representatives was rejecting Baker's proposal to move large number of people off MassHealth and into privately-run insurance plans.

By adamg - 6/9/17 - 9:08 am

WGBH takes a look at the Confederate memorial on Georges Island; reports Gov. Baker would rather have the thing put somewhere else.

By adamg - 6/2/17 - 5:35 pm

Matt Viser posts a copy of Gov. Baker's statement that Massachusetts will join the new US Climate Alliance, announced yesterday by the governors of New York, California and Washington state to uphold and go beyond the Paris Agreement on climate change. Baker is, of course, a Republican; the other governors are Democrats.

By adamg - 5/30/17 - 2:58 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on an announcement by Mayor Walsh and Gov. Baker of a plan that would let students graduating high school in Boston this year to go to one of three community colleges and then from there to a state college or university. Unlike the current two-year city program, the pilot would also cover fees. However, students will still have to come up with money for room and board.

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