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Massachusetts bill would boost spending on emergency housing

Jan. 30, 2023 19:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey unveiled a $282 million supplemental spending plan Monday that includes $85 million to help pay for the state's emergency assistance program and other services for eligible families in need of shelter. The state's shelter system is at...

NCAA board approves recommendations for Division I reform

Jan. 12, 2023 20:21 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — At the NCAA convention Thursday, outgoing President Mark Emmert said goodbye, incoming President Charlie Baker introduced himself and the state of college sports was declared perilous. “As a collective enterprise, we are both thriving and threatened,” said...

First woman elected Massachusetts governor sworn in

Jan. 05, 2023 16:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Maura Healey, the first woman and first open member of the LGBTQ community to be elected governor of Massachusetts, was sworn into office at the Statehouse Thursday, pledging to lead “with empathy and with equity.” Healey's elevation to governor signals a...

Massachusetts GOP Gov. Baker marks final full day in office

Jan. 04, 2023 18:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker engaged in a series of traditional ceremonies during his last full day as governor on Wednesday, marking the transition of power in the top office on Beacon Hill from Republican to Democratic hands. During a private ceremony in the...

Massachusetts, Maine to partner on large inland wind farm

Jan. 04, 2023 12:57 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Massachusetts intends to finance up to 40% of a wind power project in far northern Maine, potentially giving the state the partner it needs to make the project a reality. The partnership comes as states in the Northeast are struggling with surging energy...

Gov. Charlie Baker says he's grateful for time as governor

Jan. 03, 2023 16:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker told Massachusetts residents Tuesday he was “deeply grateful for the gifts” he received during his two terms as governor as he prepares to step down. In a five-minute address, the Republican briefly touched on some of the highlights of the past...

Massachusetts elected officials to see pay hike in new year

Dec. 30, 2022 16:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers will see their pay jump in the new year, as will statewide officeholders including the incoming governor. Minimum wage workers will also see a modest increase. Lawmaker pay hinges on changes to the state’s median household...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST

Bangor Daily News. December 28, 2022. Editorial: Mainers gave us many reasons to be hopeful this year Over the course of the last year, we’ve written a lot about things that have gone wrong. Government failures. Natural disasters. Irresponsible campaign messaging....

Massachusetts' anti-Trump GOP governor ends time in office

Dec. 28, 2022 20:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, an anti-Trump Republican who easily won reelection four years ago, learned his earliest political lessons listening to his Democratic mother and Republican father hashing out the issues of the day. “My parents were married for 60...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 16, 2022 13:50 PM EST

Bangor Daily News. December 14, 2022. Editorial: State leaders need to keep trading ideas to reach agreement on heating aid There was a lot of frustration last week, both in Augusta and around the state, when lawmakers failed to pass a nearly $475 million package of...