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Featured posts

Understanding Baker’s Health Care Package

At the end of June, Governor Charlie Baker introduced a health care package that boasted Medicaid (MassHealth) reform and cost savings in an especially tight budget year. At a glance, the proposal seemed like a standard Republican response to the current financial state of the Commonwealth, but after a closer look, juxtaposed with Baker’s generally …


Mayor Walsh Hosts Coffee Hour on Commonwealth Avenue Mall

July 28, 2017 By The Boston Sun Staff By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh greeted residents of the Back Bay during a sunny morning on Thursday, July 20. There residents enjoyed coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, participants received a flowering plant grown in the …


Governor Baker signs rewritten recreational pot law

By Katie Lannan/State House News Service Posted Jul 28, 2017 at 12:01 AMUpdated Jul 28, 2017 6:02 PM BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker signed a law on Friday overhauling the marijuana legalization measure voters put on the books in November, and immediately afterward offered a cautious outlook on the future of the cannabis industry in Massachusetts. “I don’t support this,” Baker said after signing …