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New Bedford Wins After Baker Vetoes are Overridden

State representatives were successful in overriding budgetary vetoes made by Governor Charlie Baker.

A number of the overrides included funding for New Bedford-based initiatives.

Representative Antonio Cabral tells WBSM News close to $2 million in budget earmarks was secured by an overwhelming majority of override votes

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New Bedford Area Receives Addiction-Fighting Grant Funding

The Baker administration is awarding nearly $3 million to communities throughout the state in an effort to combat substance abuse.

New Bedford is one of 127 communities to benefit from the grant program, receiving $100,000

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Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Governor Baker Announces Snow Removal Plan

24/7 News Source - Governor Charlie Baker it's time to "get the Commonwealth back to work" and the kids back to school. He says the historic snowfall totals call for "unprecedented action."

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Baker Orders State Government Hiring Freeze

Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered an immediate hiring freeze across state government as one of his first steps toward reducing a state budget deficit.

The Republican also announced on Friday _ his first full day in office _ that he has ordered cabinet secretaries to begin program-by-program reviews of all state agencies, and review all recent contract amendments and ongoing procurements

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Baker Says Fisherman Story From 2010 Campaign

BOSTON (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has acknowledged that an emotional story he told about a struggling fisherman during a debate Tuesday night dates to the 2010 campaign

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South Coast Set For Coakley/Baker Debate

The top candidates for the governor's office in Massachusetts will spend an hour debating each other on the South Coast Friday afternoon.

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley Attempts to Derail Baker’s Claims of Commuter Rail Support

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley says between her and Republican challenger Charlie Baker, she's the only candidate that's serious about the SouthCoast Rail Project.

Coakley made her comments Tuesday in a tour that included a stop in New Bedford

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Charlie Baker/Youtube

GOP’s Baker: Coakley Tax Flub ‘Scary’

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker is faulting Democratic rival Martha Coakley for flubbing a question on the state gas tax.

Asked to name the gas tax during an interview on WCVB-TV, Coakley said ``10 cents

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