Adam ReillyJuly 2, 2018 04:20 PM
Where The A.J. Baker Case Stands NowDetails about the allegation against Governor Charlie Baker's son have been elusive.
Adam ReillyJune 19, 2018 03:03 PM
The Scrum: The SJC, Helicopter Politics, And Dorchester's House From HellExcluding the 'millionaires' tax' from the November ballot is a blow to Democrats, what's it mean for Gov. Charlie Baker?
Adam ReillyJune 3, 2018 11:37 AM
In Worcester, Mass. Dems Rebuke Bill Galvin And Wax Ambivalent On Charlie BakerThere were two big developments at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party convention: challenger Josh Zakim getting an endorsement in the secretary of state's race over six-term incumbent Bill Galvin, and Jay Gonzalez winning the endorsement for governor in resounding fashion over Bob Massie. But the convention also highlighted the awkward fact that, with the general election just five months away, Democrats aren't sure whether to attack Republican Governor Charlie Baker or ignore him. WGBH News's Adam Reilly, Peter Kadzis, and Mike Deehan size up what happened in Worcester with Zakim, Mass Dems chair Gus Bickford, and Quentin Palfrey, who won the convention's endorsement for lieutenant governor — and get some instant analysis and insight from Gintautas Dumcius of Mass Live and the Springfield Republican and Lauren Dezenski of Politico.
Tori BedfordMay 30, 2018 03:31 PM
Gov. Baker: Convicted Rapist Wayne Chapman's Case Highlights A Systemic Legal ProblemGov. Charlie Baker says there’s not much the state can do to prevent the release of a convicted child rapist, after mental health examiners ruled that he was no longer a threat to children.
Brendan DeadyMay 29, 2018 10:40 AM
Could The Death Penalty Come Back To The Commonwealth?As Gov. Charlie Baker calls for the death penalty for cop killers, WGBH legal analyst Daniel Medwed discusses the local and national opinions surrounding capital punishment.
Brendan DeadyMay 14, 2018 10:31 AM
Gov. Baker On Stalled Opioid Legislation, Marijuana LegalizationGovernor Charlie Baker filed his second bill looking to expand state services combating the opioid crisis last fall. But amid leadership changes in the Senate, a criminal justice overhaul bill and the current budget process, the bill still hasn't had its day on the floor.
Brendan DeadyMarch 27, 2018 10:14 AM
March Madness: A Month Of Political Quagmires In MassachusettsThe news cycle in the past few weeks has been saturated with allegations of corruption and impropriety lobbed against the highest levels of public office at the city and state levels.
Tori BedfordMarch 8, 2018 06:30 PM
Baker Optimistic About Trump's Efforts To Fight Opioid CrisisGov. Charlie Baker says he’s optimistic about a national effort to combat opioid abuse, even though President Trump has yet to adopt the recommendations made by Baker’s opioid addiction working group.
Craig LeMoultFebruary 22, 2018 06:04 PM
Gaming Commission Says Wynn Donation That Supported Baker Campaign Was Not IllegalThe Massachusetts Gaming Commission says a $2 million donation that Wynn Resorts made to the Republican Governors Association (RGA) in 2014 did not violate gaming or campaign finance laws — even though within 10 days, the RGA then went on to give just over $2 million to support the election of Gov. Charlie Baker.