Posted inTransportation

Baker vows TCI decision by end of year

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said the underlying assumptions about a proposal to assess a price on the carbon contained in automobile fuels are in flux, but he still intends to make a decision on whether to push ahead with the high-profile regional initiative by the end of the year. At a State House press conference on […]

Posted inUncategorized

Baker says fraud rampant with unemployment insurance

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said a relatively small number of state unemployment claims were approved last week because of a screening process designed to weed out a rising tide of fraudulent claims. The governor said the state received 31,000 applications for unemployment assistance last week, but only 1,000 passed the screening process. “There’s a tremendous amount […]

Posted inCriminal Justice

Baker administration crafting home confinement guidelines

WITH COVID-19 infections rising at state prisons, the Department of Correction is preparing to expand testing at the facilities and taking initial steps to release prisoners to home confinement. The new initiatives were disclosed during a conference call between state lawmakers and members of the Baker administration, including Carol Mici, commissioner of the Department of […]