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Analysis: Half-Time for Charles in Charge, but in Charge of What?…

Governor Charlie Baker, an arm hoisted skyward, smiled and merrily snapped one of his famous selfies with the pols and construction workers at the CRRC railcar plant topping-out. The August scene was classic Baker, happily schmoozing and riding high on heady polling numbers that yielded,

After Vetoes, Masterpiece or Mess from Charlie Budget Hands?…

Nearly a week after Gov. Charlie Baker signed the budget, the Massachusetts House of Representatives has begun undoing some of the millions of dollars in cuts Bakers made last Friday. The Senate shall follow. The governor vetoed some $412 million in spending and proposed alternative

Analysis: Baker at 12 Months…Still a Political Man of Mystery…

UPDATED: 10:30AM: To include details about Baker’s Western Mass office. SPRINGFIELD—The doors to the former courtroom on the state office building’s third floor flung open. Charlie Baker stepped out into the corridor, an expression of mild bemusement on his face, and excitedly, if awkwardly, gesticulated

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