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Boston Herald
gov blasts Baker on budget blame: ‘Sooner or later, they’re going to take responsibility’PHILADELPHIA — Former Gov. Deval Patrick couldn’t resist tweaking Gov. Charlie
gov blasts Baker on budget blame: ‘Sooner or later, they’re going to take responsibility’
Boston Herald / Posted 2 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA — Former Gov. Deval Patrick couldn’t resist tweaking Gov. Charlie Baker on the budget after addressing Bay State delegates at a breakfast session yesterday. “You know, look, I’ve been biting my tongue for some time now on that sort of... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate amendment would tax Massachusetts drivers on mileageBOSTON (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker said on Friday he opposes a Senate amend
Senate amendment would tax Massachusetts drivers on mileage
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 hours ago
BOSTON (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker said on Friday he opposes a Senate amendment that would require Massachusetts to apply for federal money to test out a new “Distance Driven Tax.” State Representative John Velis of Westfield asked the Governor... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Attorney General Healey battling on guns, global warmingviolated the state's 1998 assault weapons ban. Hundreds of gun rights activist
Attorney General Healey battling on guns, global warming
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 11 hours ago
violated the state's 1998 assault weapons ban. Hundreds of gun rights activists protested the action and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker sent a letter to Healey saying she needed to clarify her enforcement notice. The second clash came over a very... Read more
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Boston Globe
Thorny business matters facing Mass. lawmakers in final weekendindustry and Airbnb actually agree that private rentals should have to fork ove
Thorny business matters facing Mass. lawmakers in final weekend
Boston Globe / Posted 11 hours ago
industry and Airbnb actually agree that private rentals should have to fork over their share of lodging taxes. But Governor Charlie Baker poured cold water on that plan last week, saying he’s not ready to raise taxes. Numerous booze-related... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Baker vetoes Lyme disease billBOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have required he
Baker vetoes Lyme disease bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 17 hours ago
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have required health insurers to cover the costs of a certain drug treatment for chronic Lyme disease. Instead, the Republican filed what he described as compromise legislation to expand... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Salem awarded $1.7M Clean Energy Grant by Baker-Polito Administrationwithin the community. “Massachusetts is a national leader in embracing clean,
Salem awarded $1.7M Clean Energy Grant by Baker-Polito Administration
WWLP Springfield / Posted 17 hours ago
within the community. “Massachusetts is a national leader in embracing clean, emerging technologies,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “By embracing clean solar energy technologies, Salem will save hundreds of thousands of dollars going forward... Read more
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Boston Herald
Airbnb welcomes Mass. hotel taxesthe lodging economy, and in order for them to be considered a part of the lodgi
Airbnb welcomes Mass. hotel taxes
Boston Herald / Posted 23 hours ago
the lodging economy, and in order for them to be considered a part of the lodging economy, they have to pay taxes.” Gov. Charlie Baker initially said he supported the tax as a way to pay for an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, but later... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Gov. Baker vetoes Lyme disease bill; files his own versionBOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have required hea
Gov. Baker vetoes Lyme disease bill; files his own version
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have required health insurers to cover the costs of a certain drug treatment for chronic Lyme disease. Instead, the Republican filed what he described as compromise legislation to expand... Read more
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Boston Globe
Was Charlie Baker just trying to be a good neighbor?week seemed more like a forgotten corner of someone’s unattended backyard overg
Was Charlie Baker just trying to be a good neighbor?
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
week seemed more like a forgotten corner of someone’s unattended backyard overgrown with weeds. Now I see why Governor Charlie Baker thought it might be OK to allow the developers next door to take over a chunk of the State House lawn to finish... Read more
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Boston Globe
Governor Baker vetoes Lyme bill, offers alternativeGovernor Charlie Baker on Thursday vetoed legislation that would have required
Governor Baker vetoes Lyme bill, offers alternative
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday vetoed legislation that would have required health insurers to cover long-term antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease, acknowledging the concerns of infectious disease specialists who called such treatment... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Deval Patrick reflects on national politics and Beacon Hill at DNCoffice in 2015, reemerged Thursday in Philadelphia where he knocked GOP nominee
Deval Patrick reflects on national politics and Beacon Hill at DNC
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
office in 2015, reemerged Thursday in Philadelphia where he knocked GOP nominee Donald Trump and said it was time for Gov. Charlie Baker to stop blaming the state’s challenges on his administration. Patrick attended the Wednesday night session of... Read more
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Boston Globe
Former AGs back Healey gun effortgun rights groups have decried Healey’s effort as confusing, an overreach, and
Former AGs back Healey gun effort
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
gun rights groups have decried Healey’s effort as confusing, an overreach, and an incorrect reading of the law. Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, has called on Healey to clarify her push. The attorney general has defended her action and said... Read more
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OJornal News
Early voting coming this fall in the state of Massachusettscommonwealth joins 36 other states that allow early voting. The state Senate a
Early voting coming this fall in the state of Massachusetts
OJornal News / Posted yesterday
commonwealth joins 36 other states that allow early voting. The state Senate and House overrode a budget veto from Gov. Charlie Baker, restoring $1.2 million to the Secretary of the Common-wealth’s office, including funds to cover the... Read more
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Boston Globe
July 28, 2016OF SUCCESSOR, via Chris Cassidy of the Boston Herald in Philly: “Former Gov. De
July 28, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
OF SUCCESSOR, via Chris Cassidy of the Boston Herald in Philly: “Former Gov. Deval Patrick couldn’t resist tweaking Gov. Charlie Baker on his way out of a breakfast this morning to rally Democrats on the morning of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance... Read more
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Boston Globe
In Boston radio ad, Airbnb wants to be taxeddeadline to wrap up this year’s major initiatives, including the economic devel
In Boston radio ad, Airbnb wants to be taxed
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
deadline to wrap up this year’s major initiatives, including the economic development bill. It also comes days after Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican who generally opposes new taxes, first said he supported taxing the rentals before backtracking... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
In radio ads, Airbnb says it wants to pay Massachusetts taxdoes in many other jurisdictions. The proposal is included in a Senate-passed
In radio ads, Airbnb says it wants to pay Massachusetts tax
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
does in many other jurisdictions. The proposal is included in a Senate-passed economic development bill. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has criticized the measure as too broad because it could also apply to vacation rentals. But he's expressed... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
On the Trail>> Democrat Andrea Harrington, a candidate for state Senate, is urging th
On the Trail
Berkshire Eagle / Posted yesterday
>> Democrat Andrea Harrington, a candidate for state Senate, is urging the Legislature to restore funding that Gov. Charlie Baker recently cut from the state budget that had been approved by the House and Senate. Harrington said, "I am... Read more
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Boston Globe
Campaign funding legislation left languishingAs Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts GOP continue to rake in large f
Campaign funding legislation left languishing
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
As Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts GOP continue to rake in large federal campaign donations to finance their state operation, Democratic Party leaders have to be gnashing their teeth as they watch House leaders on Beacon Hill shut down... Read more
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Boston Herald
5 former AGs back Healey on new gun banher authority. The unified front — detailed in a five-paragraph statement — fo
5 former AGs back Healey on new gun ban
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
her authority. The unified front — detailed in a five-paragraph statement — follows a flood of criticism from Gov. Charlie Baker and some Democrats in the legislature who criticized what they described as a confusing enforcement notice and,... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Former AGs back Healey's ban on 'copy' assault weaponsassault weapons ban. Gun rights advocates and some legislators claim Healey ex
Former AGs back Healey's ban on 'copy' assault weapons
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
assault weapons ban. Gun rights advocates and some legislators claim Healey exceeded her authority and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has cited "ambiguities" in the enforcement notice. Healey said the new rule would not be enforced against gun... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Former AGs back Healey’s ban on ‘copy’ assault weaponsassault weapons ban. Gun rights advocates and some legislators claim Healey ex
Former AGs back Healey’s ban on ‘copy’ assault weapons
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
assault weapons ban. Gun rights advocates and some legislators claim Healey exceeded her authority and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has cited “ambiguities” in the enforcement notice. Healey said the new rule would not be enforced against gun... Read more
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Mashable
States can't fight Airbnb, so they're trying to tax itto tax Airbnb, in this case with a 5.7 percent excise tax. The effort initially
States can't fight Airbnb, so they're trying to tax it
Mashable / Posted yesterday
to tax Airbnb, in this case with a 5.7 percent excise tax. The effort initially had the support of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker until he backtracked to maintain his fiscal-conservative cred. As a whole, cities and states are accepting... Read more
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Boston Herald
Deval Patrick calls on Baker camp to ‘take responsibility’ for fiscal woesPHILADELPHIA — Former Gov. Deval Patrick couldn’t resist tweaking Gov. Charlie
Deval Patrick calls on Baker camp to ‘take responsibility’ for fiscal woes
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
PHILADELPHIA — Former Gov. Deval Patrick couldn’t resist tweaking Gov. Charlie Baker on his way out of a breakfast this morning to rally Democrats on the morning of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the DNC. “You know, look, I’ve been biting my... Read more
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Leominster Champion
LCU recognizes finalist in credit union essay contest | July 29, 2016credit union sponsors, were recognized with a special luncheon, State House tou
LCU recognizes finalist in credit union essay contest | July 29, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted yesterday
credit union sponsors, were recognized with a special luncheon, State House tour, monetary awards, citations from Gov. Charlie Baker and plaques presented by their local lawmakers. The finalists each received $250. CCUA President Paul Gentile... Read more
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Boston Globe
Hillary Clinton’s big night, Patriots’ training campHall of Fame induction ceremony for Kevin Faulk at 5 p.m. Monday. How to best
Hillary Clinton’s big night, Patriots’ training camp
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Kevin Faulk at 5 p.m. Monday. How to best treat “chronic” Lyme disease has Governor Charlie Baker facing a tough choice: Does he side with patients who say they need long-term antibiotic treatment for symptoms... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Adding selectmen won't be on the November ballot in Miltonby town meeting in October, a state law allowing the expansion was passed by th
Adding selectmen won't be on the November ballot in Milton
The Patriot Ledger / Posted yesterday
by town meeting in October, a state law allowing the expansion was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker on May 12. Voters make the final decision at an annual or special election. Rick Neely, the chairman of the... Read more
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Boston Herald
AG defends legal authority to ban ‘copycat’ weaponsMassachusetts, including more than 2,500 alone the day of her press conference.
AG defends legal authority to ban ‘copycat’ weapons
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Massachusetts, including more than 2,500 alone the day of her press conference. The Naughton letter comes a day after Gov. Charlie Baker sent his own letter to the AG’s office, asking her to clarify the notice to gun dealers and saying the new... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Local jail has the lowest return rate in the countryaccountability and supportive programs to our population just offers a sense of
Local jail has the lowest return rate in the country
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
accountability and supportive programs to our population just offers a sense of hope and sense of encouragement.” Governor Charlie Baker proposed spending $1-million to expand the western Massachusetts re-entry model statewide. The Sheriff’s... Read more
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Boston Globe
Legislation highlights divisions on Lyme diseasetreatment for Lyme disease under a measure approved by the Massachusetts Legisl
Legislation highlights divisions on Lyme disease
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
treatment for Lyme disease under a measure approved by the Massachusetts Legislature — a vote that places Governor Charlie Baker in the crossfire between mainstream medicine and patient activists. Baker has until midnight Thursday to sign... Read more
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Boston Globe
Maura Healey defends gun action, brushes off opprobriumFacing mounting criticism from Governor Charlie Baker, dozens of legislators fr
Maura Healey defends gun action, brushes off opprobrium
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
Facing mounting criticism from Governor Charlie Baker, dozens of legislators from both parties, and gun rights advocates, Attorney General Maura Healey insisted Wednesday her ban on so-called “copycat” assault weapons is clear, enforceable, and... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Charter school foes cite excessive discipline ratesnew or expanded charters each year outside of existing state caps. Supporters o
Charter school foes cite excessive discipline rates
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
new or expanded charters each year outside of existing state caps. Supporters of the proposal, including Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, say charters offer high-quality educational alternatives and cite a waiting list of 32,000 students and their... Read more
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The Shelter Island Reporter
New Lyme treatment draws fire from expertsinfants and pregnant women shouldn’t be given doxycycline. Despite Dr. Zubcevi
New Lyme treatment draws fire from experts
The Shelter Island Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
infants and pregnant women shouldn’t be given doxycycline. Despite Dr. Zubcevik’s arguments, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker rejected a budget amendment that would have required insurance companies to cover the cost of long-term... Read more
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Boston Globe
Governor Charlie Baker approves lower cap for MBTA fare hikesGovernor Charlie Baker has quietly signed legislation that would stop the Massa
Governor Charlie Baker approves lower cap for MBTA fare hikes
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
Governor Charlie Baker has quietly signed legislation that would stop the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority from raising fares by more than 7 percent every two years, acquiescing to the Legislature’s plan to lower the existing cap on future... Read more
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Boston Globe
Baker nominates four to appeals courtGovernor Charlie Baker nominated two Superior Court justices and two people fro
Baker nominates four to appeals court
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
Governor Charlie Baker nominated two Superior Court justices and two people from the Attorney General’s Office to the Massachusetts Appeals Court Wednesday. The nominees are: Superior Court Justice Kenneth Desmond, Superior Court Justice James... Read more
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Boston Herald
Lawmaker blasts Healey for ‘overstepping authority’ on new gun banover which firearms are now banned or could be banned in the future.” Naughton
Lawmaker blasts Healey for ‘overstepping authority’ on new gun ban
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
over which firearms are now banned or could be banned in the future.” Naughton’s letter surfaced a day after Gov. Charlie Baker rapped Healey in his own letter, calling on her to clarify her notice to gun dealers. Baker said the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lowy confirmed to state's high courtSTATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- David Lowy, a Superior Court judge and law s
Lowy confirmed to state's high court
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- David Lowy, a Superior Court judge and law school professor with close ties to Gov. Charlie Baker and others in state government, will soon don a black robe as the newest justice of the Supreme Judicial Court.... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Council unanimously approves 2nd Baker high court pickBOSTON (AP) - The second of three judges nominated by Republican Gov. Charlie B
Council unanimously approves 2nd Baker high court pick
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The second of three judges nominated by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to Massachusetts' highest court has been unanimously confirmed by the Governor's Council. David Lowy will join the Supreme Judicial Court this fall after the 8-0... Read more
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BC Local News
THE SCENEstars Beach House regular James Walker – recently returned from studies at New
THE SCENE
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
stars Beach House regular James Walker – recently returned from studies at New York's Circle in The Square Theatre – as Charlie Baker. A shy British proofreader seeking respite from his troubles, Charlie comes to a fishing lodge resort in rural... Read more
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Peace Arch News
THE SCENEstars Beach House regular James Walker – recently returned from studies at New
THE SCENE
Peace Arch News / Posted 2 days ago
stars Beach House regular James Walker – recently returned from studies at New York's Circle in The Square Theatre – as Charlie Baker. A shy British proofreader seeking respite from his troubles, Charlie comes to a fishing lodge resort in rural... Read more
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FOX News
New York sets 7-day limit on initial opioid prescriptionsand palliative care. Massachusetts enacted a seven-day opioid prescription lim
New York sets 7-day limit on initial opioid prescriptions
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
and palliative care. Massachusetts enacted a seven-day opioid prescription limit earlier this year. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker joined five other New England governors at a forum this month at Harvard, where they all acknowledged grappling... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Nangle not holding breath on nonprofit tax legislationsaid. The House earlier this month approved legislation intended to finance num
Nangle not holding breath on nonprofit tax legislation
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
said. The House earlier this month approved legislation intended to finance numerous grants and tax credits that Gov. Charlie Baker and lawmakers see as critical to spurring continued economic growth across Massachusetts. The Nangle amendment... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Gov. Baker backs off hotel taxes on AirbnbBOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker is backing off his support of a plan to require on
Gov. Baker backs off hotel taxes on Airbnb
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker is backing off his support of a plan to require online lodging services such as Airbnb to pay the same taxes as hotels and motels just days after he said levying the tax was necessary. The Republican told reporters on... Read more
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Boston Herald
T audit: Fewer workers eligible for family leavequestion workers on requests for days off, including through FMLA, said acting
T audit: Fewer workers eligible for family leave
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
question workers on requests for days off, including through FMLA, said acting general manager Brian Shortsleeve. But Gov. Charlie Baker — in addressing changes inside the agency last week — noted that the use of FMLA for five or more days by T... Read more
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Boston Herald
Bay State delegation the DNC’s doormatto GOP sources. Instead he spent convention week waterskiing on Lake Winnipesau
Bay State delegation the DNC’s doormat
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
to GOP sources. Instead he spent convention week waterskiing on Lake Winnipesaukee. Our current Republican governor, Charlie Baker, declared he would never vote for Trump or Clinton, then holed up in the State House poring through obscure... Read more
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Boston Herald
Baker rips Healey for ‘uncertainty’ in gun banGov. Charlie Baker rapped Attorney General Maura Healey yesterday for breeding
Baker rips Healey for ‘uncertainty’ in gun ban
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Gov. Charlie Baker rapped Attorney General Maura Healey yesterday for breeding “uncertainty” with her recently announced ban on so-called copycat assault weapons, publicly pitting the popular Republican and rising Democratic prosecutor against each... Read more
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Boston Globe
After backtracking on Airbnb tax, Charlie Baker mum on potential Uber surchargeFresh off a change in tone about whether Airbnb and other short-term rental ser
After backtracking on Airbnb tax, Charlie Baker mum on potential Uber surcharge
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
Fresh off a change in tone about whether Airbnb and other short-term rental services should pay hotel taxes, Gov. Charlie Baker is not saying whether he would support a proposed per-ride fee for companies like Uber and Lyft. The governor last week... Read more
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Boston Globe
Gov. Baker pushing back on 'copycat' weapons crackdownBOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing back against Democratic Attorney Ge
Gov. Baker pushing back on 'copycat' weapons crackdown
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing back against Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey’s crackdown on “copycat” assault weapons. In a letter Tuesday, the Republican governor asked Healey to clarify what he called “ambiguities” in an... Read more
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Boston Globe
Proof of ‘lawful presence’ required for flights starting 2020proof of legal presence required for boarding flights and entering federal buil
Proof of ‘lawful presence’ required for flights starting 2020
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
proof of legal presence required for boarding flights and entering federal buildings became law Tuesday when Governor Charlie Baker signed a measure bringing Massachusetts into compliance with the 2005 federal Real ID law that mandates... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Lt. Gov. Polito hears city's plans for Houghs Neck Maritime Centerdesign and permitting work for the maritime center overhaul. Koch is a member o
Lt. Gov. Polito hears city's plans for Houghs Neck Maritime Center
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 3 days ago
design and permitting work for the maritime center overhaul. Koch is a member of the council after being appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker last summer. To date, the council has already awarded the city $680,000 to repair the boat ramp that sits in... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Gov. Baker pushing back on 'copycat' weapons crackdownBOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing back against Democrat
Gov. Baker pushing back on 'copycat' weapons crackdown
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 3 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing back against Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey's crackdown on "copycat" assault weapons. In a letter Tuesday, the Republican governor asked Healey to clarify "ambiguities" in an... Read more
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