Gov. Baker "Raises Alarm" About AG's Unilateral Gun Action

BOSTON -- In response to Attorney General Maura Healey's vague and confusing proposal that could threaten Second Amendment protections in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker is "raising alarms" about serious problems with the AG's directive.  In a letter yesterday, the Baker Administration made clear that Healey's unilateral move "is so unclear that it might inadvertently prohibit many more guns, including pistols, that have long been legal in Massachusetts."   Continue reading

WTAS: MA Dems Face Disarray, Disunity As "Chaotic" Convention Kicks Off

BOSTON -- As Massachusetts Democrats head to Philadelphia to begin the unenviable task of generating enthusiasm about Hillary Clinton, they're grappling with a "chaotic start" to a Convention rocked by the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC Chair. The revelation that Wasserman Schultz tried to rig the primary process for Hillary Clinton has left Democrats scrambling to unify the Party, while Massachusetts Sanders supporters proclaim of the Democratic Party: "they're done to us."   Continue reading

ICYMI: "Led by Gov. Charlie Baker," Nearly All Governors Sign Pact To Address Opioid Crisis

BOSTON - This week, Governor Charlie Baker led a coalition of 46 governors in resolving to take steps to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis. Governor Baker, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Governors' Association Health and Human Services Committee, worked with nearly every American governor to sign "a compact modeled after policies that have already been implemented in Massachusetts."    Continue reading

Warren Blasted As "Sellout" For Backing Clinton; Dems' Divisions On Display

BOSTON - Deep divisions within the Democratic Party are on display, as Elizabeth Warren's most ardent far-left backers blast her as a "sellout" for "turning her back" on them to back Hillary Clinton. As the Sanders/Warren wing of the Party joins the rest of the country in expressing their distrust of Hillary Clinton, it's become obvious how divided Democrats are heading into the fall.   Continue reading

ICYMI: Governor Baker To Propose ID Amendment, "Nixes Licenses for illegals" 

BOSTON - Governor Charlie Baker is taking action today to ensure that the latest state budget does not allow illegal immigrants to obtain any kind of identification, including a drivers' license. The FY17 state budget proposal includes language that brings Massachusetts in compliance with the federal REAL ID program to keep us safe. The Governor's amendment - which mirrors an amendment offered by the Senate GOP leader - ensures this program will not be used to allow IDs to be granted to illegal immigrants. Continue reading

Amid Senate Dems' Ethics Problems, Rosenberg Stonewalls Reform

BOSTON - MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement in response to reports that Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg is stonewalling reforms to state ethics rules:   Continue reading

Governor Stands Up For Small Business Threatened By Big Government Power Play

BOSTON - Governor Charlie Baker is standing up for a local small business threatened by a big-government power play. After Treasurer Deb Goldberg's Alcohol Beverage Control Commission changed 16 years of practice and pulled the rug out from under a local agriculture business, Governor Baker is making clear: Massachusetts needs to support our small businesses, not make life harder for them.   Continue reading

ICYMI: Warren's Claims Busted By Fact Checkers After One Campaign Stop

BOSTON - It only took one campaign stop with Hillary Clinton for Sen. Elizabeth Warren's misleading claims to merit an entire fact check piece from the Associated Press. If Clinton is serious about overcoming her substantial trust deficit, then adding Warren - who has raised dishonesty and evasiveness to an art form - to the ticket might not be the best idea.   Continue reading

Warren Brings Plenty Of Baggage On Clinton Campaign Trip

BOSTON - Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail today, bringing plenty of baggage - including her past work to deny health care coverage to coal miners, an effort opposed by the Clinton Administration.    Continue reading

MassGOP Statement On Democrat Governors' Nantucket Retreat

BOSTON - MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement in response to the Democratic Governors Association's retreat on Nantucket this week:   Continue reading