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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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Baker Says He’s Ready To Get to Work

Republican Gov.-elect Charlie Baker says he's ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work after defeating Democrat Martha Coakley in one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent state history

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Coakley Concedes In Massachusetts Governor’s Race

Democrat Martha Coakley has called Republican Charlie Baker to concede the Massachusetts governor's race.

Coakley's campaign sent a statement Wednesday saying she had called Baker at 8:15 a.m. to congratulate him on his victory

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RI Elects First Female Governor In Raimondo

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democrat Gina Raimondo has defeated Republican Allan Fung to become the first woman elected Rhode Island governor despite being snubbed by some prominent labor groups.

Raimondo's victory Tuesday over the Cranston mayor also makes her the first Democrat elected to the job since 1992

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State Election Results

Here's the results of Tuesday's State Election In Massachusetts as of 2:20am.

^U.S. Senate
2,148 of 2,173 precincts - 99 percent
x-Ed Markey, Dem (i) 1,268,429 - 62 percent
Brian Herr, GOP 775,241 - 38 percent
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^Governor
2,148 of 2,173 precincts - 99 percent
x-Charlie Baker, GOP 1,023,674 - 48 percent
Martha Coakley, Dem 988,061 - 47 percent
Evan Falchuk, Uni 70,383 - 3 percent
Scott Lively, Ind 18,877 - 1 percent
Jeff McCormick, Ind 15,878 - 1 percent
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