New England Governors, Eastern Canadian Premiers To Meet At StatehouseGov. Charlie Baker is rolling out the red carpet for the 40th Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers this week to discuss issues ranging from energy needs to new technologies.
Gov. Baker Signs Bill Protecting Animals Left In Hot CarsFlanked by several canine constituents, Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that protects pets left in hot cars--as well as those who break them out in order to rescue them.
Bill Passed To Let People Break Into Hot Cars And Free PetsBefore taking such action, a person would have to first make reasonable efforts to find the animal's owner and make a call to police.
Equal Pay For Comparable Work Becomes Law In MassachusettsThe new law takes effect July 1, 2018.
Gov. Baker To Sign Bill Requiring Proof Of Legal Citizenship For Driver's LicensesGov. Charlie Baker says he will sign a bill that will prevent those who cannot prove they are legally in the United States from being issued a driver's license.
Baker Says MBTA Still In 'Tough Shape'Gov. Charlie Baker says the MBTA remains in "very tough shape" despite significant improvement under a special panel overseeing the transit system.
Baker On Not Attending GOP Convention: 'I've Got A Busy Week'Gov. Charlie Baker said he's focused on his day job and pushing through legislation before the end of the session--not on his party's national convention.
Baker: Budget Gap Estimate Rises About $200M More To $950MThe Massachusetts state budget gap for the new fiscal year is wider than originally thought.
Baker Wants Tougher Laws, Penalties For Those Who Assault Police OfficersThe legislation filed Thursday would upgrade causing serious bodily injury to an officer from a misdemeanor to a felony and boost the maximum prison time to 10 years
Gov. Baker: Orlando Massacre Hit 'Particularly Close To Home'During a press conference at the State House Monday morning regarding public safety after the massacre that killed 49 and wounded more than 50 at an Orlando gay club, Gov. Charlie Baker said the mass shooting hit especially close to home for him, as his brother and several of his friends are gay.
New England Governors Discuss Opioid Crisis At Harvard Medical School ForumAll six New England governors say fighting the social stigma associated with addiction is key to battling the opioid crisis raging across the region, claiming thousands of lives.
Keller @ Large: Gov. Charlie Baker On Transgender Bill, State EconomyMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller last week to talk about a range of topics, from the transgender bill passed in the House to the Green Line Extension project to the proposed "millionaire tax."