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Baker: Codfather Windfall Should Fund Electronic Monitoring

Governor Charlie Baker has sided with a dozen state lawmakers and local officials who are urging the proceeds from the forfeiture of "Codfather" Carlos Rafael's fishing fleet, and any financial penalties tied to his case, be used to pay for electronic catch monitoring.

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OPINION | Barry Richard: MA House Spends Hundreds of Millions as Revenues Fail to Meet Projections

The Massachusetts Legislature is once again on a wild spending spree with your credit card.

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Buzzards Bay Coalition/Facebook

Buzzards Bay Towns Honored With Federal Funding For Environmental Efforts

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced $135,000 in federal funding to support land protection projects and water quality monitoring in Buzzards Bay.

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Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

OPINION| Thomas: That’s No Fish, That’s Governor Baker Politically Flopping

Campaign season 2014. Then, candidate Charlie Baker wanted to banish mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses. Fast forward to August 2017...

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Outrage of the Week: Charging Drug Dealers with Manslaughter in Resulting Deaths from Product

Republican Governor Charlie Baker has filed legislation this week that imposes minimum mandatory sentences for drug dealers. The WBSM hosts gather to discuss (and argue over) the issue.

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Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images

OPINION | Barry Richard: Playing Politics with Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts currently has a five year minimum sentence for people who kill while driving while under the influence. A five year minimum for someone providing a fatal dose of opioids just might serve as a deterrent.

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AP Archive/YouTube

Gov. Baker Nominates Two SouthCoast Attorneys to Associate Justice Positions

Governor Charlie Baker nominated James P. Harrington to serve as an Associate Justice in the Bristol County Juvenile Court, and Katie Cook Rayburn to serve as an Associate Justice of the District Court.

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New England Towns Struggle With Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
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Opioid Deaths Trending Downward Through First Half of 2017

The number of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts has increased each year since 2010, but new figures from the first half of this year offer some signs of motion in the opposite direction.

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Sam Doran / State House News Service
Sam Doran / State House News Service

OPINION | Barry Richard: MA Anti-Racism Resolution is Meaningless

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the legislative leadership can't figure out how to manage the state's financial affairs, but they came to a quick agreement on how best to address Charlottesville, Virginia's racial strife...

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Centro Presente executive director Patricia Montes led a rally Wednesday on the front steps of the State House. Sam Doran/SHNS
Centro Presente executive director Patricia Montes led a rally Wednesday on the front steps of the State House. Sam Doran/SHNS

Safety, Profiling Concerns Swirl Over Immigrant Detainer Bill

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Civil liberties and immigrant rights activists converged on the State House this week to voice their displeasure with Gov...

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