Baker Administration

Mass Lawmakers Getting a Pay Raise in New Year
Minimum wage workers aren't the only ones getting a pay boost in 2017. Governor Charlie Baker's administration announced on Thursday that Massachusetts state legislators will see a pay increase next year. The annual base compensation for members of the House and Senate will go from the current $60,032 to $62,547, an increase of about 4...
All Aboard?
The Baker Administration wants to honor a pledge made many years ago to bring commuter rail to the region and we should graciously accept what is being proposed. There have been promises made since Mike Dukakis was governor to bring commuter rail to Southeastern Massachusetts but until now finding the money has been a big, big problem...
Optimistic About Rail
A Southcoast realtor still thinks commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River can happen. Paul Chasse heads a coalition of businesspeople supporting the Southcoast Rail Project. Chasse tells WBSM's Tim Weisberg, local lawmakers have done a great job to get the project where it is, but the next step is the tough part, building support on Beacon Hill...
Baker Delivers Park Funding
The Baker Administration is investing nearly $7 million to improve parks and recreation programs around the Commonwealth. Two communities in line for funding are New Bedford and Fall River. New Bedford will receive $364,000 for improvements to Hazelwood Park in the South End...
Workforce Training Grants
The Baker Administration is awarding grants totaling almost $400,000 for workforce training at four New Bedford businesses. The recipients include AHEAD LLC, H-T-P, Nameplates for Industry Inc., and Poyant Signs Inc. State Senator Mark Montigny says the grant money will be used to train 321 employees and create 20 new jobs...
Opportunity For Southcoast?
The head of the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth says the beginning weeks of the pro-business Baker administration could result in a unique opportunity for leaders on the Southcoast. Dr. Michael Goodman is a leading expert on the Mass...