Baker

Was Baker privately ‘With Her’?

Was Baker privately ‘With Her’?

Trump presents a boatload of headaches a Clinton win would have avoided

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER is heading to Washington later this month to attend fellow Republican Donald Trump’s inauguration. But would he have been happier to be attending Hillary Clinton’s swearing-in? Of course, the state’s governor famously staked out a position of absolute neutrality in the presidential contest. Early on, Baker declared Trump a non-starter in his(...)

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More charter schools are not the answer

More charter schools are not the answer

Raising the charter cap would hurt public education in Massachusetts

IT SEEMS THAT the debate over charter schools is once again heating up in Massachusetts. Proposed legislation by Gov. Charlie Baker, a lawsuit on behalf of students denied charter seats, and an upcoming ballot question all seek to raise the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. Recently, I had the opportunity(...)

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State leaders react cautiously to Bid 2.0

State leaders react cautiously to Bid 2.0

Beacon Hill's 'big 3' praise Boston 2024 for more information, but say lots of questions remain

THIS WAS NOT a slam dunk drawing wild cheers. Or a back two-and-a-half somersault with a splashless pool entry. In Summer Olympics sport terms, Boston 2024’s presentation to state leaders today seemed to go over more like a middling shot down the fairway, one that is met with polite, but restrained, applause from a viewing(...)

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Regulatory review a dangerous path

Regulatory review a dangerous path

Baker's call to streamline rules threatens forward-looking Massachusetts policies

NOW THAT SPRING has finally arrived in the Commonwealth, many of us are starting our spring cleaning – getting rid of clutter, washing windows and drapes, dusting away cobwebs. And perhaps that is Gov. Baker’s intention with his recent executive order calling for a review of all existing regulations enforced by the executive branch – to(...)

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