Gov. Baker Vetoes Bill That Would Scrap Child Welfare RuleGov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would abolish a Massachusetts rule denying additional welfare benefits to children born into families already receiving public assistance.
Gov. Baker Signs Bill To Offset Federal Family Planning RuleGov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill approving $8 million to offset the potential loss of federal funding to women's reproductive health organizations under a new Trump administration rule.
Mass. Education Funding Debate Underway, McCourty Twins Among AdvocatesMayors, educators, parents and students jammed a Statehouse auditorium for a public hearing on education spending proposals.
Keller @ Large: Eliminate The Electoral College?Will abolishing the Electoral College system that carried Trump (and Bush) to victory really be change for the better?
'We Have To Think Outside The Box': Lawmakers Consider Safe Injection SitesA legislative commission is recommending state lawmakers approve the creation of injection sites for drug users in Massachusetts.
Commission Recommends Creation Of Supervised Injection Sites In Mass.A legislative commission is recommending state lawmakers approve the creation of one or more supervised injection sites for drug users in Massachusetts.
Baker In No Hurry To Back 'Mentor' Weld's Presidential BidAfter Bill Weld said he is exploring a run for president, Gov. Charlie Baker said it was too early to get behind any presidential contender.
Baker Tax Plan Would Hit Firms That Make Opioid DrugsGov. Charlie Baker's call to tax manufacturers of opioid medications represents the latest high-profile attempt by state leaders to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable.
Gov. Baker Announces Plan To Legalize Professional Sports Betting In MassachusettsGov. Charlie Baker estimates legalized sports betting would generate $35 million in revenue for the upcoming fiscal year.
'United Front': Mayor Walsh Planning DC Trip With Gov. BakerBoston Mayor Marty Walsh is planning a road trip to Washington with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.
Massachusetts Weighing Offering Benefits To Federal Workers During ShutdownGov. Charlie Baker says his administration is exploring ways to offer state unemployment benefits to federal workers and contractors who are not being paid because of the partial federal government shutdown.
Political Leaders Stand By Expensive Mass Pike Construction ProjectMassDOT plans to drop an elevated section of the Pike to the ground and raise part of Soldiers Field Road over the Pike.
Gov. Baker Visits Local Shops In Merrimack Valley During Inaugural TourThe event was an effort to highlight how far businesses in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence have come since the natural gas explosions.
Keller @ Large: Funding For Mass. Depends On 'Cruel And Dark' DC Political CultureGov. Charlie Baker spoke of the need to stabilize health care costs. But federal reimbursements cover more than half of our MassHealth spending.
18-Foot Menorah To Be Lit In Statehouse To Mark HanukkahGov. Charlie Baker and other top state politicians are planning to join representatives of Massachusetts' Jewish community to light an 18-foot menorah in the Statehouse to mark the beginning of Hanukkah.