Latest Charlie Baker News

Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state's electorate

Oct. 19, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nicole Talbot isn't quite old enough to vote next month, but she isn't shy about urging Massachusetts residents who are to keep a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination, including the right to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. It makes...

Gov. Baker: I misspoke; will vote for GOP Senate candidate

Oct. 17, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he hadn't decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he has publicly endorsed his candidacy — but quickly backtracked and pledged to cast a ballot for Diehl. Baker made the...

Correction: Gas Explosions story

Oct. 15, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about the federal investigation into natural gas explosions in Massachusetts, The Associated Press erroneously reported on the preliminary findings. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the Columbia Gas company, not the utility workers, failed to account for...

'Greedy' young mayor stole from investors, feds say

Oct. 11, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his "own personal ATM" to enjoy casinos and adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay down student loan debt. Jasiel Correia, the mayor of Fall River, collected more...

The Latest: Mayor charged with fraud says he's innocent

Oct. 11, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Massachusetts mayor on federal fraud charges (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A 26-year-old Massachusetts mayor charged with defrauding investors says he is innocent. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia said in a written statement Thursday that these "unfortunate...

Massachusetts governor, Democratic challenger debate issues

Oct. 9, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez, sparred on everything from public transportation and taxes to abortion rights and criminal justice as they squared off for their first debate before next month's election. Gonzalez faulted Baker for not...

Senators: Utility 'woefully' unprepared for gas explosions

Oct. 5, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas company at the center of the explosions north of Boston last month was "woefully unprepared" to prevent or respond to the unfolding disaster, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey said Friday after a review of internal company documents. The Massachusetts Democrats said...

GE, seeking path forward as a century-old company, ousts CEO

Oct. 1, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — General Electric ousted its CEO, took a $23 billion charge and said it would fall short of profit forecasts this year, further signs that the century-old industrial conglomerate is struggling to turn around its vastly shrunken business. H. Lawrence Culp Jr. will take over immediately as...

The Latest: Kavanaugh becomes flashpoint in governors' races

Sep. 27, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

The Latest on governors and gubernatorial candidates' reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): ___ 7:40 p.m. In New Mexico, where two members of Congress are running for governor, Republican candidate Steve Pearce said in a statement that "it will be up to...

Kavanaugh confirmation spills into heated governor's races

Sep. 27, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

The controversy over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh spilled into governor's races across the country as the woman at the center of the claims told her story to a riveted nation. The already highly charged contests became even more so after psychology professor Christine...