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R.I. carbon-emissions bill would make targets mandatory

Legislation that would escalate targets for reducing Rhode Island’s greenhouse gas emissions – and provide tools for enforcement – is getting the backing of...
MASSACHUSETTS has declared a state of emergency as the number of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the state jumped by 51 to 92 Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Baker enacts state of emergency over coronavirus

Here's a rundown of coronavirus 2019-related developments in Massachusetts, as the number of people in the state who have tested positive for the virus...
HIT THE BRAKES: Rush-hour traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia. A growing number of governors in the Northeast have expressed concerns about the Transportation and Climate Initiative causing gas prices to rise. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo support the initiative. / AP FILE PHOTO/JACQUELINE LARMA

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact

Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change...
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. GOV. Charlie Baker has proposed an overhaul of the Mass. State Police that would change how it hires, promotes and disciplines troopers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EISEN

Baker announces bill to overhaul Mass. state police

NEW BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at overhauling the way Massachusetts State Police hires, promotes and disciplines troopers,...

GoodFella Vapor closes Somerset shop due to sales ban on vaping...

SOMERSET – GoodFella Vapor announced it has closed its shop here due to Gov. Charlie Baker’s ongoing ban on vaping products, The Herald News...

Baker administration estimates vaping ban costing stores up to $8M in...

PROVIDENCE – A three-month ban on retail nicotine and marijuana vaping products in Massachusetts has the potential to cost private businesses $7 million to...

Mass. Department of Health officials confirm state’s first vaping-related death

PROVIDENCE – Mass. Department of Health officials said a Hampshire County woman in her 60s who died from a vaping-associated lung injury is the...

3 Fall River companies receive economic-incentive awards

FALL RIVER – The Baker-Polito administration has announced economic-development incentive awards to 12 Massachusetts companies, including three in the city. In all, the incentives, part...

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