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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker hasn’t said whether he will seek a third term. A new poll finds the Republican’s popularity has taken a huge dip over the past year — but he would still be favored to win several hypothetical 2022 matchups for governor.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Congressman Richard Neal held a joint press conference at the State House today calling for additional federal COVID-19 response aid.

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The first Democrat to declare a 2022 gubernatorial bid in Massachusetts is a Berkshire County native, prompting both enthusiasm and skepticism back home.

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Berkshire County activists and politicians are expressing dismay at Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a climate bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature last week.

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State capitols across the region are beefing up security amid heightened safety concerns following last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol.

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Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has returned a police reform bill to the state legislature with a list of desired changes.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
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One week after revealing he left his ballot blank rather than vote for President Trump, Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says it’s time for the White House to accept defeat. 

Albany County Board of Elections, the morning of Sunday, May 31.
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Capital Region authorities say they’re prepared but not expecting election night violence.

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State lawmakers in Berkshire County are reacting to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal.

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Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Kathleen A. Theoharides was in Western Massachusetts this week as part of a statewide tour for Climate Week. Governor Charlie Baker’s administration is rolling out three new initiatives, including $11 million in new spending on climate change preparedness programs and over $800,000 on culvert projects.

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Hoping to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has announced new travel rules that go into effect on August 1. 

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     With Massachusetts now in the first phase of a four-phase reopening plan, Gov. Charlie Baker visited a plumbing products manufacturer today to highlight the new normal for workplace safety.

     The coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions in Massachusetts will continue until at least mid-May.  

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More restrictions have been ordered in Massachusetts to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker met with Pittsfield leaders about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak today.

Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) speaks at a State House news conference where he issued an emergency declaration because of the spreading coronavirus.
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   Massachusetts has joined the list of states to declare emergencies over the coronavirus.

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     Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is continuing to campaign for a housing bill. He is hoping to get it across the finish line in this legislative session.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will be in the Berkshires Friday to announce new housing rehabilitation grants for gateway communities.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
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Massachusetts politicians and political observers are preparing for Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s State of the Commonwealth address tomorrow. WAMC took a look at what they’re expecting to hear on Tuesday.

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      A ban on the sale of all nicotine vaping products in Massachusetts was lifted today.  But there are tough new restrictions. 

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker joined other officials in Pittsfield today to mark the opening of Wayfair’s corporate call center. 

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     The professional football season kicks off this week, but Massachusetts residents looking to place a legal wager on a game without traveling out-of-state are out of luck.

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       Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the voice of the business community in Massachusetts to be heard in the current debate over school finance reform. 

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker  is to deliver the commencement address at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today.   It’s the second time within a month the governor has been on the flagship campus for a celebratory event.

         Springfield will host the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s issues convention in September. The city’s mayor, who is a Democrat, will not be participating. 

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   Funding for K-12 schools in Massachusetts has emerged as a key issue as the new legislative session begins in earnest on Beacon Hill.

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    With a new legislative session just underway on Beacon Hill, there is a new effort to block what some complain is a revolving door at the state’s courthouses.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is calling for an end to the partial federal government shutdown. 

   Coming off a landslide reelection victory two months earlier, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker launched his second term Thursday with a mostly forward looking optimistic tone.

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          Even though Massachusetts has its own universal health care law, the state could be severely affected by a federal judge’s finding that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

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