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Governor Baker: “I Stand With Israel”

Matt Murphy State House News Service With President Joe Biden urging Israel to make immediate progress toward an end to its violent fighting with Hamas, Gov. Charlie Baker made a statement of support for Israel on Wednesday as other political leaders in Massachusetts have spoken out against the ally’s treatment …

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Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts rose by 5% in 2020

Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts increased by 5 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, with rates among Black non-Hispanic males making up the largest increase, according to preliminary data released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). There were 2,104 confirmed and estimated opioid-related overdose deaths in 2020, …

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Baker Seatbelt Reform Knocked Over Profiling Concerns

By Chris Lisinski State House News Service Gov. Charlie Baker pitched his new omnibus road safety legislation as a way to improve the state’s almost-worst-in-the-nation seatbelt use and cut down on traffic deaths that have not abated during a stretch of pandemic-era decreased travel. Some civil rights and transportation advocates …

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Gov. Baker Applauds Federal Approval of Vineyard Wind Project

The Baker-Polito Administration today applauded the Record of Decision issued by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) granting approval to the Vineyard Wind project and concluding environmental review of the project through the National Environmental Policy Act. The key federal permitting approval allows Vineyard Wind to advance its …

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