Gubernatorial politics

Is Charlie Baker beatable?

Is Charlie Baker beatable?

John Walsh sits down with CommonWealth Magazine and MassINC Polling Group president Steve Koczela

Charlie Baker, the most popular governor in America, looks like a lock for reelection, according to polls, pundits, and even lots of Democrats you talk to. But don’t count John Walsh as one of them. The former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party insists Baker can be defeated — and he says the governor’s team(...)

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The Codcast: Is Charlie Baker beatable?

Charlie Baker, the most popular governor in America, looks like a lock for reelection, according to polls, pundits, and even lots of Democrats you talk to. But don’t count John Walsh as one of them. The former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party insists Baker can be defeated — and he says the governor’s team(...)

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Maine experiments with ranked-choice voting

Maine experiments with ranked-choice voting

Moody wins GOP gubernatorial primary; Dem race up in air

Shawn Moody won the Republican nomination for governor of Maine on Tuesday, but he won’t know his Democratic opponent for several more days because of a new ranked-choice voting system that changes the way winners are selected. In most states, the candidate with the most votes is declared the winner in a primary or general election.(...)

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Maine experiments with ranked-choice voting

Shawn Moody won the Republican nomination for governor of Maine on Tuesday, but he won’t know his Democratic opponent for several more days because of a new ranked-choice voting system that changes the way winners are selected. In most states, the candidate with the most votes is declared the winner in a primary or general election.(...)

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A Lively campaign

A Lively campaign

Scott Lively has an edge with conservative voters

There’s two sides to every coin, goes the old saw, but it’s hard to make heads or tails out of the results of the GOP convention in Worcester and what it means for Gov. Charlie Baker. Republicans gave Baker a healthy 70 percent of the vote for the nomination nod but at the same time, the vocal(...)

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A model for Baker in Maryland

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker continues his tightrope walk between owning the “R” after his name and trying to create distance with the R-occupant of the White House. The trouble is, distance and tightrope don’t always go hand-in-hand. On Sunday night, Baker was at a black tie dinner for the nation’s governors hosted by President Trump(...)

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Baker administration, union target DCF together

Baker administration, union target DCF together

No more patchwork attempts at reform, officials say

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE GOV. CHARLIE BAKER plans in the coming months to implement changes at the beleaguered Department of Children and Families, part of an “unprecedented collaboration” between his administration, child protection workers, and union leaders that he hopes will help improve the agency’s performance. The steps to improve procedures for tracking children and(...)

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Poll: Baker is state’s most popular pol

Poll: Baker is state’s most popular pol

Boston Olympics: 46% yes, 43% no

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE AFTER SPENDING THE WINTER managing state budget shortfalls and snow emergencies, Gov. Charlie Baker weathered his first 100 days in office remarkably well, according to a new poll that shows the governor riding sky-high approval ratings that make him the most popular politician in the state. Voters also narrowly oppose the(...)

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Earned income tax credit vs. film tax credit

Earned income tax credit vs. film tax credit

House leader says it doesn't have to be either-or

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER made the first move, calling early in March for an expansion of the politically popular earned income tax credit and proposing to pay for it with money saved by eliminating the state’s film tax credit. A top House leader responded on Tuesday, dismissing Department of Revenue studies suggesting the film tax credit(...)

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