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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.

Massachusetts Issues New Traveler Rules

Jul 24, 2020

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.  

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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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.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

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

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

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.


       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. 


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

    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.


    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker was in Springfield today to mark a milestone for local manufacturing and bring much needed upgrades to the largest public transit system in the state.

   The odds are long, but Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is holding out hope that a housing bill could make it through the state legislature before the end of the year. 


    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was in Springfield today for the dedication of a new building on a community college campus.


     Massachusetts voters Tuesday handed decisive re-election victories to incumbents running statewide, regardless of party affiliation. 


      Election Day in Massachusetts could produce landslide victories for both a Democrat and a Republican headlining their respective tickets.


In this hyper-partisan political climate, the Republican governor of Massachusetts is highlighting endorsements from Democrats as he campaigns for re-election to a second term.

With just a month to go before the election in Massachusetts, Republican Governor Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez sparred about several issues during their first televised debate Tuesday night.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker stopped by Pittsfield Tuesday for the groundbreaking of a long-awaited project.