• Karyn Polito January 3, 2023 5:02 pm

    Karyn Polito Looks Back on 8 Years as Lt. Gov.

    As Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito leaves office, political reporter Alison King sat down with her to discuss her thoughts on leaving office and what she’s doing next.

  • Massachusetts December 29, 2022 10:21 am

    After ‘Full Life of Public Service,' Outgoing Mass. Lt. Gov. Polito Eyes Mentor Role

    The role of lieutenant governor is a bit of a blank canvas. The Massachusetts Constitution only outlines two specific responsibilities for the number-two role in the executive branch: serving on and presiding over the Governor’s Council, which vets and confirms judicial nominees, and stepping up as acting governor when necessary. That leaves a good deal of bandwidth for each...

  • Charlie Baker December 20, 2022 7:26 pm

    Outgoing Gov. Charlie Baker Looking Ahead to NCAA Presidency

    After eight years on the job, Charlie Baker’s days as Massachusetts’ governor are numbered. The 66-year-old chief executive is preparing to leave the State House for his new job as president of the NCAA. “We’ll see if we can do something to figure out the grand plan for collegiate athletics,” Baker said. “The chapter’s got to get written by...

  • Maura Healey November 10, 2022 9:23 pm

    After Being Elected Governor, Healey Meets With Baker to Mark Transition

    Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll will head up the gubernatorial transition, which already has a website with a job application portal. Healey found time to meet with Gov. Charlie Baker along with other stops on her first day as governor-elect. After making history as the state’s first female elected governor, Healey and Driscoll, visited...

  • Massachusetts September 11, 2022 2:30 pm

    WATCH: Mass. Remembers Victims of 9/11 at State House Ceremony

    It’s been 21 years since the 9/11 terror attacks and there are a slate of events scheduled Sunday to remember it at the Massachusetts State House. The day of reflection started with a flag raising and name reading ceremony in Ashburton Park with Gov. Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, among others in attendance. After…

  • Charlie Baker June 9, 2022 3:38 pm

    What's Next for Gov. Baker? He Sees Blend of Work in His Future

    In so many of his public appearances these days, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker faces questions about what he will do next when his second term ends in January and he hands the corner office to someone else. And as he once again lamented that focus on his future, Baker on Thursday indicated he has his eyes on “a bunch of…

  • holidays December 24, 2021 9:56 am

    Political Harmony: Singing Mass. Politicians Share Their Naughty and Nice Lists

    Who’s on the naughty and nice lists of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, the state’s U.S. senators and other top politicians this holiday season? They offered a glimpse of that as they sang carols with Alison King for NBC10 Boston’s annual “Political Harmony” video — though some were more forthcoming than others. It is politics, after all! On the nice...

  • Governor Charlie Baker December 11, 2021 5:47 pm

    Baker's Exit Offers Chance for Women, Puts Pressure on GOP

    Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision not to seek a third term has sparked a scramble among potential successors in a suddenly wide-open race. And it’s raised questions about the GOP’s future in the state and whether a woman finally will break through one of the last glass ceilings in Massachusetts’ elective politics. Can Republicans find a way to hang on to...

  • Charlie Baker December 1, 2021 3:30 pm

    FULL VIDEO: Gov. Charlie Baker Talks Decision Not to Seek Reelection

    Watch the news conference given by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito after they announced they would not seek reelection in 2022.

  • Massachusetts November 23, 2021 1:02 pm

    Baker Continues Push to Raise Campaign Cash

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will be hoping his supporters are in a giving mood on Tuesday night when he holds a pre-Thanksgiving fundraiser at Davio’s in Boston’s Seaport as he continues to raise campaign cash while deflecting questions about his political future. The Italian steakhouse soiree is being hosted by former state lawmaker and Baker administration official Carlo Basile,...

  • Charlie Baker November 10, 2021 3:57 pm

    Baker Again Targets Marijuana With Impaired Driving Bill

    Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday that he would be refiling legislation to set the ground rules for enforcing laws that ban driving while under the influence of marijuana in Massachusetts. It’s reengagement on a issue that stalled last session despite his administration’s public push for stronger impaired driving laws. Baker made the announcement with Secretary of Public Safety and...

  • Charlie Baker August 27, 2021 3:59 pm

    Gov. Baker Headed to Tennessee for the Weekend

    After a quiet week, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is leaving Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito in charge as he and First Lady Lauren Baker travel to Tennessee on a “personal trip,” according to the governor’s office. Baker and his wife are leaving Massachusetts on Friday afternoon and plan to return home on Sunday. The trip to Tennessee comes on the...

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