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

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Democratic voters on Tuesday chose Jay Gonzalez to take on first-term Republican Governor Charlie Baker in November. 

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says he's planning to sign a bill that would repeal a series of antiquated state laws, including a ban on abortion with origins dating to 1845.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to sign a bill that would increase the minimum wage, require paid leave for workers and mandate an annual August sales tax holiday.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says state authorities are not involved in the investigation into misconduct claims against his son. A.J. Baker is accused of groping a woman onboard a plane last week. Governor Baker, a Republican, spoke with reporters Monday.

Bills are stacking up on Beacon Hill as the Massachusetts Legislature prepares to make its typical rush to the July 31st finish line of the two-year legislative session.  Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and the Democratic-dominated legislature seem to be in general agreement on their priorities. 

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Massachusetts Democrats will gather in Worcester this weekend for their party convention to select their candidates for the November elections. Katie Lannan, a reporter for State House News, says much of the attention for the delegates at the DCU Center will on the two candidates for governor, who want the party’s backing to take on Republican incumbent Charlie Baker.

MA State Senator Rosenberg Resigning

May 3, 2018
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Massachusetts State Senator Stan Rosenberg is resigning effective 5 p.m. Friday. The Amherst Democrat and former Senate president has been under fire since his estranged husband was accused of sexual harassment last year.

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Massachusetts Republicans endorsed incumbent Governor Charlie Baker for a second term at their convention this weekend.

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One of the three Democrats mounting a challenge to Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is dropping from the race. Former Newton Mayor Setti Warren said Thursday he is withdrawing his candidacy because he has been unable to raise enough money.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he's not planning to meet with Vice President Mike Pence when the fellow Republican travels to Boston to attend a Republican National Committee event.


A compromise bill that calls for sweeping changes in the state's criminal justice system could be on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk before the end of the week.

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Scandals have engulfed the Massachusetts State Police.  


       Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has filed a $610 million economic stimulus bill and urged the state legislature to pass it by the end of the session this July. 

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a $41 billion budget proposal today, beginning a process to have a spending plan in place for the state for the fiscal year starting July 1st.  As always, one of the big unknowns is how much money will the state actually collect to balance the books.


Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker delivered this third State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night.

Massachusetts Passes Birth Control Access Law

Nov 22, 2017
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The Senate version of the federal tax overhaul repeals the mandate requiring Americans to buy health insurance. State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, a Pittsfield Democrat, says 1.4 million women in Massachusetts could lose affordable contraception if the Republican-controlled Congress continues to chip away at the Affordable Care Act. Republican Governor Charlie Baker on Monday signed a bill ensuring no-cost contraceptives in Massachusetts – regardless of federal changes to the health care law. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Farley-Bouvier about the law.

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Opponents of Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipeline expansion into Western Massachusetts have sent a formal complaint to Governor Charlie Baker. The activists are claiming negligence.

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The Baker administration has nominated two Associate Justices to serve in western Massachusetts. 

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker met with President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis in Washington Wednesday to discuss the state and federal response to the epidemic. Residents in the western part of the state are dealing with the same strife. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Gary Pratt who is leading a rally Saturday in Pittsfield in hopes of curtailing addiction.


    Activists rallied in Massachusetts today to protest immigrant detention legislation filed by Governor Charlie Baker. 

Baker Signs $39.4B State Budget

Jul 17, 2017
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed a $39.4 billion state budget. It comes more than two weeks after the start of the fiscal year.

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With Massachusetts putting fresh focus on its life sciences initiative with grant funding, companies in the western end of the state hope to see some of it. 

A new study finds highways and bridges in New York and Massachusetts rank among the most deteriorated in the nation.

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The Baker Administration has announced an additional $6.8 million to go toward the Last Mile Infrastructure Grant Program to bring broadband internet networks to rural communities in Central and Western Massachusetts. 

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Small business owners celebrated the expansion of broadband internet with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in West Stockbridge Tuesday. Baker says the state’s $1.6 million investment in the Last Mile of broadband connectivity has brought a lot of Western Massachusetts into the 21st century. 

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     Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker praised an innovative approach to improving underperforming urban schools during a visit today to a Springfield school.

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In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

House lawmakers on Beacon Hill hold discussions in the coming week on a proposed state budget totaling more than $40 billion.

Baker Urging State To Fight GOP Health Care Bill

Mar 21, 2017
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Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the state's congressional delegation to fight a Republican-backed health care bill that he says could undermine Massachusetts' efforts to maintain its highest-in-the-nation rate of insured residents.