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Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick Heads to MIT

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed on to be a visiting fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The school announced on Tuesday that Patrick, who left office last week after two terms, will participate in MIT's Innovation Initiative

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Gov. Baker, Democratic Leaders Hold First Meeting

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has held his first meeting since taking office with Democratic leaders of the Legislature, with a projected state budget shortfall among the key topics of discussion.

Baker met privately in his office on Monday for more than one hour with House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg

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Montigny Supports Gov. Baker’s Plans To Reduce Deficit

Governor Charlie Baker has only served one full day in office, but is already working to cut the state's budget deficit that could amount to over $500 million.

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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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Gov. Baker Authorizes $100M In Transportation Funds

Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to immediately release $100 million in transportation funds for cities and towns.

The action on Thursday reverses a decision by his predecessor, former Gov

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Gov. Patrick Takes Traditional “Lone Walk”

Gov. Deval Patrick has begun the traditional ``lone walk'' departing Massachusetts governors take from the third floor executive office down the front steps of the state capitol.

The walk followed a private meeting with incoming Republican Gov

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Raimondo To Be Inaugurated State’s First Female Governor

Gina Raimondo will be sworn in as Rhode Island's first female governor in a ceremony outside the Statehouse.

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Governor-elect Charlie Baker Pays A Visit To The Whaling City

With just weeks until Inauguration Day, Governor-elect Charlie Baker paid a visit to New Bedford Wednesday on his tour across the Commonwealth.

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Top-Earning State Employees Dwarf Governor’s Paycheck

An advisory board recommends increasing the Massachusetts governor's annual pay to $250,000 while also giving sizable raises to other statewide officials and top legislative leaders.  The Special Advisory Commission on Public Compensation says the governor's pay should increase from $151,800 to $185,000 plus a new, yearly $65,000 housing allowance

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Campaign Over, Baker Adopts More Measured Tone

During his campaign for governor, Charlie Baker repeatedly criticized Martha Coakley for defending the state against a lawsuit brought by a New York children's rights group, saying she should have settled the suit instead

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