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Pressure mounts on public records law

The Pioneer Institute, a public policy think tank, sent a letter to Baker’s office recently that called on it to extend its public records reform initiative to the governor’s office through formal means such as an executive order or gubernatorial memorandum.

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Democratic committeeman suspended from legal aid work

Robert LeBlanc has been elected to the party’s state committee for the past 20 years.

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New character emerges in AG’s Exxon fight: Wayne Tracker

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a second corporate e-mail when he was the CEO of Exxon Mobil — in the name of “Wayne Tracker.”

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Baker, Polito, Healey pay state for political trips

Back in 2014, amid her campaign for governor, Martha Coakley had to reimburse the state for more than $10,000.

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For $50, you can hang out with Charlie Baker

There’s no better way to commemorate the vernal equinox than plunking down 50 bucks to hang out with politicians.

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Vermont Democrats elect first Muslim state party chair in the nation

Vermont Democrats have elected Faisal Gill, a Muslim attorney practicing in Burlington, as the state’s new party chairman. Gill, who lives in Winooski, is the first Muslim state party chairman in the country, according to the Vermont Democratic Party.

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A win — possibly! — for government transparency

Massachusetts is one of two states where the governor’s office claims to be completely exempt from the public records laws. However, the new supervisor of records, Rebecca S. Murray, appears to be questioning that blanket exemption.

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State gets good grades from bond-rating firms

Moody’s and Fitch both gave Massachusetts their second-from-highest rating.

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US Senate race weighs on Baker’s team

Some analysts are convinced the best scenario for Governor Charlie Baker would be a bland, middle-of-the-road Senate nominee.

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What do people call Baker about? The Weymouth natural gas compressor station, for starters

The governor is getting a lot of calls from the South Shore, where folks are fuming over a possible natural gas compressor station in Weymouth.

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Chris Christie, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

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