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COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted May 29 in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) – All remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted in Massachusetts on May 29, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday. Baker announced the decision at...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker has released a four-phased plan to reopen businesses in Massachusetts following COVID-19 related shutdowns. / COURTESY OFFICE OF CHARLIE BAKER

Mass. Gov. Baker unveils phased-in reopening plan

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday laid out a phased-in approach to gradually restart the Massachusetts economy, which was largely shuttered nearly two...
MASSACHUSETTS GOV. Charlie Baker said that state plans to boost overall COVID-19 testing capacity to 45,000 tests a day by the end of July and 75,000 tests a day by the end of December. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Baker sets testing goals; CVS opening drive-thru test sites

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker laid out an ambitious testing goal Thursday that he said will create the largest coronavirus testing program...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker has extended the state's stay-at-home advisory due to COVID-19 from May 4 until May 18. All nonessential businesses will also remain closed until the new deadline./ AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Mass. stay-at-home advisory extended to May 18

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker is extending Massachusetts’ stay-at-home advisory from May 4 until May 18 as the state continues to battle the...

8 in Mass. test positive for coronavirus disease

BOSTON (AP) – The number of people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for the new coronavirus that has sicked tens of thousands around...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker introduced a $44.6 billion state budget proposal Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Baker releases $44.6B state budget proposal

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker released a $44.6 billion state budget proposal Wednesday that would tack on an extra fee for ride-hailing trips...
MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker delivered the State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday evening. / COURTESY OFFICE OF CHARLIE BAKER

Gov. Baker outlines goals in State of Commonwealth address

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker said he wants to dramatically reduce the state's reliance on polluting fuels while expanding housing opportunities and upgrading...

Mass. minimum wage set to increase on New Year’s Day

BOSTON (AP) – Lower-paid workers in Massachusetts are looking forward to a small hike in the state's minimum wage, but not all businesses are...
A PROPOSAL called the Transportation and Climate Initiative would have an alliance of Northeast and mid-Atlantic states auction pollution allowances to wholesale fuel companies. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Multistate pact could curb transportation carbon emissions

BOSTON (AP) – Carbon emissions from cars, trucks and other means of transportation would drop while gas prices would jump under a multistate draft...

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