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Less of a Winter Oversight Wonderland under Reform Bill…

UPDATED 8:40PM: Both Houses of the legislature approved the conference report Sunday evening. The Massachusetts legislature faced a glut of work during two, rare weekend sessions following the political conventions this month. Major bills on energy, ride-hailing services and non-compete clauses in employment have still

Editorial: Governor, You’re Willing to Sacrifice Our Rep…

He’s BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!! Following the attacks in Paris that murdered 129 people—and word that at least one dead assailant crossed into the Europe with a Syrian passport—governors across the country have announced their states would not host Syrian refugees. It is with great shame and disgust

Potential MGM Rival Raking in Cash for Baker…in Springfield…

Governor Charlie Baker has been on a Western Massachusetts kick of late, visiting the region and Springfield in particular quite a bit. He will be back in the city tomorrow for a fundraiser at the Student Prince hosted by busing magnate Peter Picknelly, restaurateur Andy

Briefings: Ouch! Charlie, that Absence Really Hurt (Our Feelings)…

Only a week after facing some criticism for his scarce presence in the 413, Governor Charlie Baker paid Western Massachusetts a visit to tour area community colleges and announce grants to upgrade their facilities. Baker appeared at Holyoke Community College alongside legislators, Mayor Alex Morse

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Analysis: Healey, Champion to the People, Shrinking Violet to None…

BOSTON—As Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants administered the oath of office to Attorney General Maura Healey last Wednesday, among the hundreds in Faneuil Hall looking on were Lt Gov. Karyn Polito, Speaker Robert DeLeo, Mayor Marty Walsh, former US Senator Mo Cowan, and