Charlie Baker

Baker wants retribution probe results 'as soon as possible'

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday labeled allegations that a member of his administration sought retaliation against a staffer whose fiance launched a bid to unseat a Republican state senator "unbelievably disturbing."His office was made aware of the claims about 10 days ago, Baker said, and has...

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:30am

Charlie Baker is third most popular governor in US: Poll

Charlie Baker may not be the most popular governor in the country anymore, but he's still pretty well-liked.Baker came in third in the latest survey from Morning Consult that ranked America's most and least popular governors.A Morning Consult survey from March had Baker leading the pack as the most...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:45am

Mass. governor won't vote for Trump … or Clinton

Gov. Charlie Baker said he won’t vote for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump or Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton while acknowledging that, “Sure, it’s odd” that he won't vote for his own party.Baker, a Republican, made the announcement Wednesday morning after releasing trout into...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:45pm

Baker speaks after being booed off stage at LGBT event

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker spoke briefly with reporters on Thursday morning, the first meeting with the press since being booed off the stage by activists at an LGBT event in Boston.In the four-minute news conference, Baker said what he’s been saying throughout the debate on a bill that would...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:42pm

Governor Baker booed off stage at LGBT event

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was driven off the stage at an LGBT event Wednesday night after appearing to not show enough support for a transgender anti-discrimination bill, reports said.Baker was a guest speaker at the Boston Spirit Magazine’s LGBT executive networking night at the Boston...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:33pm

Baker set to endorse Christie ahead of New Hampshire primary

Charlie Baker will endorse fellow Republican Governor Chris Christie for president on Friday, according to published reports.The Massachusetts leader is one of several sitting GOP governors backing Christie, according to Politico, which named endorsements by Maine Gov. Paul LePage and Maryland Gov...

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8:43pm

Baker committed to collaborative role in refugee resettlement

Gov. Charlie Baker said Massachusetts will not do anything to halt its participation in refugee resettlement programs as he seeks to learn more about the screening of individuals fleeing war in the Middle East."The state's role in this is as a collaborator, and I have no intention of having...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 12:11am

Gov. Charlie Baker needs to know government plan before accepting Syrian refugees

Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday he was not willing to agree to accept Syrian refugees in Massachusetts until the federal government tells him "a lot more" about its plan for screening refugees who enter the country."No, I'm not interested in accepting refugees from Syria," Baker told reporters. "I...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:45am

Opioid overdose deaths climb: DPH

As the many-headed beast of opioid addiction continued to ravage Massachusetts, another grim statistic: 684 overdose deaths in the first half of 2015.The number from the Department of Public Health, released Wednesday, put the state on pace to see deaths mirroring last year’s figure: 1,089 deaths...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:58pm

Baker vows big changes in DCF policies, independent investigation of Bella Bond case

Governor Charlie Baker promised system-wide reform in DCF as well as an independent investigation into the Bella Bond case.Baker and the frontline of Child Protection Workers are on the offense, taking aim at reforming the Department of Children and Families following a laundry-list of mishaps,...

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:19pm

Experts shoveling suggestions for North-South Rail Link, other T improvement ideas

The idea of building a tunnel under a tunnel through downtown Boston might give people flashbacks of the horrors and hassells of the Big Dig.But experts say that tunneling under Boston to link the two major rail hubs in the North-South Station Rail Link would not disrupt life on the surface or in...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:24pm

Choppers soar over Boston as city welcomes nation's most decorated veterans

Blackhawk helicopters were circling Boston Wednesday as the city hosted some of the nation’s most decorated war heroes.The city was the site of the annual convention for recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the most prominent decoration given to service men and women in the United States...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 8:07pm

Former govs push Baker on $2-$4 billion North-South Station link

North and South Station are almost a mile and a half apart as the crow flies.But commuters who travel from one major transit hub to the other know timing that the Red Line at South Station to Downtown Crossing, then switching to the Green or Orange Line and arriving at North Station to catch a rush...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:14pm

Baker: All hands on deck following death of toddler in DCF care

Governor Charlie Baker called for “all hands on deck” in the investigation of the death of a toddler in a foster home in Auburn.The Department of Children and Families said that the foster mother of the deceased and of another child who is in intensive care is cooperating with the authorities as...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 3:08am

Mass. governor has $83 million MBTA winter plan

Keeping up the pressure on lawmakers to act on his MBTA management reform proposal, Gov. Charlie Baker rolled out a plan Thursday to invest $83 million to improve the system's winter preparedness with purchases of new track heaters, snow netting and other equipment.The Massachusetts Bay...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:06pm

Gov. Charlie Baker's plan for a haircut next Tuesday is all the buzz

Next Tuesday, everyone is going to be talking about Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s hair.That’s because he’s shaving it all off. Well, not exactly. He’s getting a military-style buzzcut and the reason we care is because its all for a good cause -- part of a $2.5 fundraising drive for the Dana-...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:53pm