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WWLP Springfield
Expanding broadband service to Montague & Hardwickparts of the state, cell service is available and utilized for internet access.
Expanding broadband service to Montague & Hardwick
WWLP Springfield / Posted 24 minutes ago
parts of the state, cell service is available and utilized for internet access. We in Montague and Hardwick don’t even have cell service.” Governor Charlie Baker last February committed to invest $50-million into broadband expansion. Related... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Baker reiterates support for death penalty after officer’s killingof an Auburn police officer, and a shootout that resulted in a dead suspect and
Baker reiterates support for death penalty after officer’s killing
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 hours ago
of an Auburn police officer, and a shootout that resulted in a dead suspect and a wounded State Police trooper, Gov. Charlie Baker said a different approach to criminal justice might be warranted and he believes police killers should be... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Baker reiterates death-penalty support in wake of officer's slayingof an Auburn police officer, and a shootout that resulted in a dead suspect and
Baker reiterates death-penalty support in wake of officer's slaying
Lowell Sun / Posted 3 hours ago
of an Auburn police officer, and a shootout that resulted in a dead suspect and a wounded state police trooper, Gov. Charlie Baker said a different approach to criminal justice might be warranted and he believes police killers should be... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Baker discusses potential 2018 campaign themesSTATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 24, 2016…More than two years out from the next guberna
Baker discusses potential 2018 campaign themes
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 hours ago
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 24, 2016…More than two years out from the next gubernatorial election, Gov. Charlie Baker has some arguments for why voters might return him to office in 2018. The governor, who has yet to announce whether he would seek a... Read more
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Boston Globe
Cambridge taxi drivers hold one-day strike to protest Uber, Lyftmoment, ride-hailing companies are operating more or less unfettered under prov
Cambridge taxi drivers hold one-day strike to protest Uber, Lyft
Boston Globe / Posted 3 hours ago
moment, ride-hailing companies are operating more or less unfettered under provisional rules renewed this week by Governor Charlie Baker, though individual municipalities can and have imposed their own tighter regulations. Baker has submitted a... Read more
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Lowell Sun
As House vote nears, transgender bill foes lobbymembers in the House to gauge support for the bill with an eye on June 1 for a
As House vote nears, transgender bill foes lobby
Lowell Sun / Posted 4 hours ago
members in the House to gauge support for the bill with an eye on June 1 for a debate and vote. AdvertisementThough Gov. Charlie Baker has signaled a potential willingness to sign the measure, one House leader said the speaker's office wanted to... Read more
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Boston Globe
Department of Defense opening new office in Cambridgeor DIUx, will complement the work of a similar unit established last summer in
Department of Defense opening new office in Cambridge
Boston Globe / Posted 6 hours ago
or DIUx, will complement the work of a similar unit established last summer in Silicon Valley. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says the decision to locate the office in Massachusetts reflects what he calls the state’s competitive climate... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Department of Defense opening new office in Cambridgeor DIUx, will complement the work of a similar unit established last summer in
Department of Defense opening new office in Cambridge
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 7 hours ago
or DIUx, will complement the work of a similar unit established last summer in Silicon Valley. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says the decision to locate the office in Massachusetts reflects what he calls the state's competitive climate... Read more
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Boston Globe
May 24, 2016to write. Here’s the story via the Boston Herald’s Matt Stout about the Gov’s a
May 24, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 7 hours ago
to write. Here’s the story via the Boston Herald’s Matt Stout about the Gov’s appearance on Herald Radio: “Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said he isn’t voting for his former boss Bill Weld’s newly formed Libertarian ticket — or any presidential... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
After Tennessee Gas Pipeline's demise, Mass. focus shifts to green energylimited agreement among lawmakers, energy industry advocates and environmental
After Tennessee Gas Pipeline's demise, Mass. focus shifts to green energy
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 8 hours ago
limited agreement among lawmakers, energy industry advocates and environmental groups on the best way to proceed. Gov. Charlie Baker voiced concern that "the clock is ticking on the session." He also called the House package "a very strong bill... Read more
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Boston Herald
Baker vows to ‘chase the facts’ on cop killer with long rap sheetGov. Charlie Baker today questioned why a convicted cocaine trafficker was “sla
Baker vows to ‘chase the facts’ on cop killer with long rap sheet
Boston Herald / Posted 9 hours ago
Gov. Charlie Baker today questioned why a convicted cocaine trafficker was “slapped on the wrist” and allowed to walk from two recent court appearances — only to weeks later murder an Auburn police office and then open fire on a state police SWAT... Read more
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Boston Herald
Baker says he loves Weld but won't vote for him or any presidential candidateRepublican Gov. Charlie Baker said he isn’t voting for his former boss Bill Wel
Baker says he loves Weld but won't vote for him or any presidential candidate
Boston Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said he isn’t voting for his former boss Bill Weld’s newly formed Libertarian ticket — or any presidential ticket, for that matter. Baker, appearing on Boston Herald Radio this morning, called the former Bay State... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Despite deficit, senators like to spendSenate Ways and Means Committee last week recommended a $39.497 billion budget
Despite deficit, senators like to spend
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 hours ago
Senate Ways and Means Committee last week recommended a $39.497 billion budget that roughly hews to the proposals by Gov. Charlie Baker and the House, which aim to limit spending growth next year to about 3.5 percent. The Senate budget attempts to... Read more
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examiner.com
Minority Leader says "Hell no" to Elizabeth Warren as VPlobbies and establishment mainstays, Warren, the junior senator in the Massachu
Minority Leader says "Hell no" to Elizabeth Warren as VP
examiner.com / Posted 12 hours ago
lobbies and establishment mainstays, Warren, the junior senator in the Massachusetts Commonwealth works alongside Gov. Charlie Baker who holds the title of most popular governor in the United States. A Republican known for his keen ability to... Read more
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Officer.com
Court Probing Why Massachusetts Cop-Killer Was Freetwo stretches in state prison for cocaine trafficking, possession and assault c
Court Probing Why Massachusetts Cop-Killer Was Free
Officer.com / Posted 13 hours ago
two stretches in state prison for cocaine trafficking, possession and assault charges — including attacking cops. Gov. Charlie Baker said yesterday there will be a “series of investigations around all of this,” from the deadly shooting of... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Mass. Education Officials Review How Teachers Are Certifiedcertification as a necessary requirement for teachers to be in the field,” he r
Mass. Education Officials Review How Teachers Are Certified
WBUR Boston / Posted 17 hours ago
certification as a necessary requirement for teachers to be in the field,” he replied. Peyser, who was appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker, said he’s probably a little “radical” on this point. But his comment is also timely. Right now, the state... Read more
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Boston Globe
Are kids really more likely to get high when marijuana is legal?teens to use the drug. “Where marijuana is legal, young people are more likely
Are kids really more likely to get high when marijuana is legal?
Boston Globe / Posted 17 hours ago
teens to use the drug. “Where marijuana is legal, young people are more likely to use it,” wrote Mayor Marty Walsh, Gov. Charlie Baker, and Attorney General Maura Healy in the second paragraph of their Boston Globe editorial against legalizing... Read more
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Boston Herald
Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget planon no new taxes or fees and has a bottom line lower than budget plans approved
Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan
Boston Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
on no new taxes or fees and has a bottom line lower than budget plans approved by the House and proposed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The plan represents a 2.9 percent increase in spending over the current fiscal year. The budget proposal... Read more
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Boston Herald
Court probing why cop killer was freetwo stretches in state prison for cocaine trafficking, possession and assault c
Court probing why cop killer was free
Boston Herald / Posted 21 hours ago
two stretches in state prison for cocaine trafficking, possession and assault charges — including attacking cops. Gov. Charlie Baker said yesterday there will be a “series of investigations around all of this,” from the deadly shooting of... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
The cost of an overdose in MassachusettsPolice Chief Ken Ferguson can attest, emergency workers in every community are
The cost of an overdose in Massachusetts
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
Police Chief Ken Ferguson can attest, emergency workers in every community are responding to more and more overdoses. Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced a new $250,000 “Make the Right Call” initiative— a campaign to encourage people to call 911... Read more
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Boston Globe
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid bluntly shoots down proposition of an Elizabeth Warren vice presidencyTexas. Though generally recognized as one of the most liberal states in the co
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid bluntly shoots down proposition of an Elizabeth Warren vice presidency
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
Texas. Though generally recognized as one of the most liberal states in the country, Massachusetts elected Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in 2014. Likewise, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is also a Republican. Both GOP governors could appoint a replacement... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Baker praises long-awaited energy billto increase the supply of hydropower and offshore wind energy in Massachusetts
Baker praises long-awaited energy bill
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
to increase the supply of hydropower and offshore wind energy in Massachusetts (all times local): Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is praising a long-awaited bill that seeks to make Canadian hydropower and offshore wind more prominent pieces... Read more
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Boston Globe
Legislature poised to pass public records legislationtransparency, civic engagement, and better governance.” Should both chambers e
Legislature poised to pass public records legislation
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
transparency, civic engagement, and better governance.” Should both chambers enact the bill, it will go to Governor Charlie Baker. He telegraphed concerns Monday. The administration, said spokeswoman Lizzy Guyton, will carefully review the... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Baker praises long-awaited energy billto increase the supply of hydropower and offshore wind energy in Massachusetts
Baker praises long-awaited energy bill
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted yesterday
to increase the supply of hydropower and offshore wind energy in Massachusetts (all times local): Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is praising a long-awaited bill that seeks to make Canadian hydropower and offshore wind more prominent pieces... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
WMass native is the new Holyoke Soldiers Home superintendentand told 22News he is thrilled to both be back in Springfield, and to serve the
WMass native is the new Holyoke Soldiers Home superintendent
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
and told 22News he is thrilled to both be back in Springfield, and to serve the region’s veterans. Governor Charlie Baker said Walsh was highly recommended for the job. “He demonstrated what I would consider all the right kinds of... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore windIt would go to the full House if approved by the panel. A version of the bill
Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore wind
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted yesterday
It would go to the full House if approved by the panel. A version of the bill was filed last year by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the bill, which hasn't yet been publicly released. It calls for... Read more
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Daily Mail
Senate majority Harry Reid wants Elizabeth Warren off the ticketfor a political revolution, but Warren has a major factor working against her:
Senate majority Harry Reid wants Elizabeth Warren off the ticket
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
for a political revolution, but Warren has a major factor working against her: if she got elected, the Republican governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts would appoint a temporary replacement. 'The answer is, If we have a Republican governor in... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore windIt would go to the full House if approved by the panel. A version of the bill
Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore wind
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
It would go to the full House if approved by the panel. A version of the bill was filed last year by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the bill, which hasn't yet been publicly released. It calls for... Read more
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WBUR Boston
MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola To Retireago after Beverly Scott stepped down during a stormy winter that tested the T’s
MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola To Retire
WBUR Boston / Posted yesterday
ago after Beverly Scott stepped down during a stormy winter that tested the T’s resilience. In the T’s statement, Gov. Charlie Baker praised DePaola’s dedication to the beleaguered system. “Frank has been the kind of General Manager that the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
MBTA chief, citing health reasons, announces retirementBeverly Scott resigned following intense criticism for the T's breakdowns durin
MBTA chief, citing health reasons, announces retirement
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
Beverly Scott resigned following intense criticism for the T's breakdowns during record-setting snowfall. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said DePaola helped the MBTA to "increase the public's confidence in the transit system's performance." MBTA... Read more
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Boston Globe
MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola to retireas the agency revealed that its long-awaited Green Line extension project could
MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola to retire
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
as the agency revealed that its long-awaited Green Line extension project could be $1 billion over budget. Governor Charlie Baker praised DePaola in a statement. “Frank has been the kind of general manager that the MBTA needs, someone whose... Read more
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Boston Globe
Think You Can Do Better Than MBTA GM Beverly Scott? You Have to Keep the Job First.any systemic improvements in place. When the entire thing imploded because it s
Think You Can Do Better Than MBTA GM Beverly Scott? You Have to Keep the Job First.
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
any systemic improvements in place. When the entire thing imploded because it snowed (granted, it was a lot of snow), Gov. Charlie Baker, who recently cut $14 million from the MBTA’s budget, wasted little time pointing a finger in her direction,... Read more
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The Inquirer and Mirror
Flag Status 052316(May 23, 2016) Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United Sta
Flag Status 052316
The Inquirer and Mirror / Posted yesterday
(May 23, 2016) Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings until sunset on the day of interment in honor of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Elizabeth Baker, a courageous role model, dies at 83whose dignity and grace as she slipped deeper into dementia provided examples o
Elizabeth Baker, a courageous role model, dies at 83
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
whose dignity and grace as she slipped deeper into dementia provided examples of bravery that her oldest son, Governor Charlie Baker, cited in speeches and interviews, died Saturday in the North Hill retirement community in Needham. She was... Read more
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Boston Globe
Judge says Bridgewater State Hospital lawsuit should move forwardthe attorney representing the Bridgewater families, said the goal of the lawsui
Judge says Bridgewater State Hospital lawsuit should move forward
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
the attorney representing the Bridgewater families, said the goal of the lawsuit is to compel the Legislature and Governor Charlie Baker to address longstanding problems at Bridgewater, either by moving all of the patients who have not been... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Emera backing Hydro-Québec in battle over New England power marketthat project by the end of July. Emera also supports proposed legislation in M
Emera backing Hydro-Québec in battle over New England power market
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
that project by the end of July. Emera also supports proposed legislation in Massachusetts – backed by Republican Governor Charlie Baker – that is pitting Hydro-Québec against local generators who are lobbying against the plan to allow imported... Read more
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Boston Globe
Gov. Charlie Baker mourns the death of his motherAfter a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Elizabeth G. “Betty” Baker, the m
Gov. Charlie Baker mourns the death of his mother
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
After a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Elizabeth G. “Betty” Baker, the mother of Gov. Charlie Baker, died Saturday at the age of 83. In a Facebook post Saturday, the Massachusetts governor remembered his mother’s efforts raising three boys,... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget planon no new taxes or fees and has a bottom line lower than budget plans approved
Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
on no new taxes or fees and has a bottom line lower than budget plans approved by the House and proposed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The plan represents a 2.9 percent increase in spending over the current fiscal year. The budget proposal... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State Senate to debate $39.5B state budget planon no new taxes or fees and has a bottom line lower than budget plans approved
State Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
on no new taxes or fees and has a bottom line lower than budget plans approved by the House and proposed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The plan represents a 2.9 percent increase in spending over the current fiscal year. The budget proposal also... Read more
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Boston Globe
William Weld's latest quixotic quest: A Libertarian VP runsaid the 70-year-old Weld will bring ‘‘an enormous amount of credibility’’ to h
William Weld's latest quixotic quest: A Libertarian VP run
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
said the 70-year-old Weld will bring ‘‘an enormous amount of credibility’’ to his campaign. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker served as Weld’s health and human services and budget chief and said he considers Weld a mentor and... Read more
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Boston Herald
Pols & Politics: MBTA Police retirement fund playing hard to getname of its board members when the Herald first inquired last year. The Herald
Pols & Politics: MBTA Police retirement fund playing hard to get
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
name of its board members when the Herald first inquired last year. The Herald plans to appeal (again). A GOP win? Gov. Charlie Baker has long-touted taking a bipartisan approach to governing in the Corner Office. But just outside the executive... Read more
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Boston Herald
Betty Baker, governor’s mother, diesElizabeth G. “Betty” Baker, the mother of Gov. Charlie Baker, died yesterday in
Betty Baker, governor’s mother, dies
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Elizabeth G. “Betty” Baker, the mother of Gov. Charlie Baker, died yesterday in Needham after a long illness, her family said. Betty Baker, 84, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. The governor remembered his mother last night in a Facebook post:... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Governor Baker delivers 177th Westfield State University Commencement SpeechSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Westfield State University’s class of 2016 graduate
Governor Baker delivers 177th Westfield State University Commencement Speech
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Westfield State University’s class of 2016 graduated Saturday. Governor Charlie Baker delivered the 177th commencement address. Students across the country are graduating with more debt than ever: Something most of these... Read more
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Boston Globe
Governor’s mother dies after long illnessElizabeth G. “Betty” Baker, the mother of Governor Charlie Baker, died Saturday
Governor’s mother dies after long illness
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
Elizabeth G. “Betty” Baker, the mother of Governor Charlie Baker, died Saturday at a facility in Needham after a long illness, according to a spokesman for the governor’s office. She was 83. Baker, born on December 24, 1932 in Rochester, Minn., was... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Gov. Baker delivers Westfield State commencement address after hearing of his mother’s death.SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Saturday de
Gov. Baker delivers Westfield State commencement address after hearing of his mother’s death.
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Saturday delivered the Westfield State University commencement address despite having just heard that his 84-year-old mother had passed away. The governor began his speech with this... Read more
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Lowell Sun
William Weld's latest quixotic quest: A Libertarian VP runPress. Johnson said the 70-year-old Weld will bring "an enormous amount of cred
William Weld's latest quixotic quest: A Libertarian VP run
Lowell Sun / Posted 3 days ago
Press. Johnson said the 70-year-old Weld will bring "an enormous amount of credibility" to his campaign. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker served as Weld's health and human services and budget chief and said he considers Weld a mentor and friend.... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
William Weld’s latest quixotic quest: A Libertarian VP runPress. Johnson said the 70-year-old Weld will bring “an enormous amount of cre
William Weld’s latest quixotic quest: A Libertarian VP run
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
Press. Johnson said the 70-year-old Weld will bring “an enormous amount of credibility” to his campaign. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker served as Weld’s health and human services and budget chief and said he considers Weld a mentor and... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Corrections officers, off-duty deputy honored for braveryliterally have nothing to lose day in and day out, creates a dynamic and enviro
Corrections officers, off-duty deputy honored for bravery
Lowell Sun / Posted 3 days ago
literally have nothing to lose day in and day out, creates a dynamic and environment that is enormously challenging," Gov. Charlie Baker told the officers. "And because so much of this happens behind the wall in one place or another, you often... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Milton selectmen working on transition to new rolestrong-town-administrator form of government. The governmental change was appro
Milton selectmen working on transition to new role
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 4 days ago
strong-town-administrator form of government. The governmental change was approved by town meeting last year. Gov. Gov. Charlie Baker signed the measure into law on March 31. The town administrator now has the power to make day-to-day... Read more
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Boston Globe
Baker likely won't back ex-Gov. Weld's Libertarian VP runBOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he considers former Massachusetts Gov. Wi
Baker likely won't back ex-Gov. Weld's Libertarian VP run
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he considers former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld a mentor and friend, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be voting for the fellow Republican. Weld is hoping to run for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket... Read more
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