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  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Says ‘No’ to Vaccine Passports

    04/08/2021 12:46:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/08/2021 | Joshua Caplan
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Wednesday voiced opposition to issuing a state-mandated vaccine passport as proof individuals have received a coronavirus vaccine.
  • Woman fatally shot by cop in traffic stop-turned-shootout in Tennessee

    03/15/2021 10:37:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/15/2021 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A woman in Tennessee was killed and a cop was rushed into surgery following a shootout in a parking lot, graphic video shows. Footage of the Friday morning encounter between Metro Nashville Police Officer Josh Baker and Nika N. Holbert, 31, shows the 14-year veteran cop deploying his Taser on the woman while ordering her to get out of a car.
  • Florida man charged with plotting attack on Trump supporters

    02/18/2021 7:55:57 PM PST · by cba123 · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | This week
    A Florida man accused of trying to organize an armed response to supporters of former President Donald Trump for their expected gathering last month at the state Capitol has been indicted on federal ...
  • Baker irked by undersecretary’s climate remarks

    02/08/2021 2:46:33 PM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    commonwealthmagazine.org/ ^ | 2/5/2021 | BRUCE MOHL
    DAVID ISMAY, the Baker administration’s undersecretary for climate change, got into hot water with the governor on Friday after a video surfaced in which he appeared to say Massachusetts residents are going to be squeezed financially as the state tries to reduce emissions. In a panel discussion with the Vermont Climate Council on January 25 that is available on YouTube, Ismay said the numbers facing the state are daunting. He said 60 percent of the state’s emissions come from residential heating and passenger vehicles. To meet the state’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050, Ismay said, 3 million homes...
  • Charlie Baker lifts 9:30 p.m. curfew on restaurants, other businesses effective Monday but capacity limits continue

    01/21/2021 6:09:47 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    A curfew mandating restaurants and most other businesses to close by 9:30 p.m. lifts on Monday, but industries hit hard by the coronavirus will have to live with customer capacity caps of 25% for another two weeks, Gov. Charlie Baker announced. “Vaccines are reaching residents, positive case rates have stabilized. Those trends are moving in the right direction. As a result, we believe it’s time and it’s OK to start gradually easing on the restrictions we put in place,” Baker said during his regular coronavirus briefing at the State House on Thursday. “Allowing diners to have more time to enjoy...
  • DeSantis activates National Guard to protect Florida Capitol

    01/16/2021 2:20:11 AM PST · by hank ernade · 54 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan.16,2021 | Roy Ramos, Ross Palombo
    FBI Special Agents arrested Daniel Alan Baker, 33, over an alleged plot to rally like-minded individuals to violently confront protesters on Sunday at the Florida Capitol. Baker claimed to have fought in Syria against ISIS and the Turkish government, according to a federal complaint.
  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Bans Gatherings over 10 in ‘Private Homes’

    12/23/2020 9:26:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/23/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) announced another wave of restrictions taking effect prior to New Year’s, including a ban on gatherings over ten, with the restriction extending to “private homes.” Baker announced the latest set of restrictions Tuesday, which will go into effect on Saturday, December 26 — the day after Christmas
  • Tell Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to Veto Measure Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

    11/28/2020 9:40:38 AM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 11/27/2020 | Dave Andrusko
    We’ve posted explanations and factsheets and critiques from our affiliate, Massachusetts Citizens for Life, of the latest over-the-top pro-abortion proposal–abortion up until birth and the removal of protection for abortion survivors, for starters. But all that our affiliate did, along with the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, did not prevent the legislature from passing Amendment 759 (in the House) and Amendment 180 (in the Senate) to the proposed fiscal year 2021 state budget. As the Boston Pilot explained Legislators had inserted amendments into house and senate budget bills that would effectively implement the “ROE Act,” a bill proposed in 2019 to legalize...
  • Rollback: Baker Shrinks Capacity At Nearly All Businesses; Releases New Dining Rules (Massachusetts)

    12/08/2020 8:40:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WBUR ^ | Dec. 8, 2020
    Gov. Charlie Baker declared Tuesday that Massachusetts will soon roll back a single step within the current phase of its economic reopening plans, as cases continue to spike across the state. The changes — which officially begin on Sunday, Dec. 13 — broadly impact restrictions on the number of people allowed inside facilities and implement new rules related to masks and dining.
  • Massachusetts watchdog group warns against daily tax remittances proposed in Gov. Charlie Baker’s fiscal 2021 budget

    11/10/2020 6:26:16 PM PST · by matt04 · 2 replies
    The need for state revenue during a pandemic-driven recession shouldn’t convince lawmakers to adopt the daily retail tax remittance schedule proposed under Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget plan, a fiscal watchdog group says. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said in a position paper released Tuesday an accelerated sales tax remittance schedule proposed by both Baker and the House is a straightforward way to bring in $267 million in one-time revenue, but cautioned against putting the state on track to collect tax revenue daily from retailers. The details would be up to state regulators, not the Legislature. “Despite the many challenges caused...
  • Charlie Baker’s new mask mandate ‘pandemic theater,’ says Harvard epidemiologist

    11/04/2020 10:59:03 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Nov. 3, 2020 | ERIN TIERNAN
    Gov. Charlie Baker’s new mask mandate that requires people to wear masks in public at all times — no matter how far away they are from other people — is catching flack from a health care expert who questions what it will do to reduce infections. “Masks now mandated outdoors in MA regardless of distancing. How will this reduce infections? Most transmission is happening indoors, so ensure people have safer spaces to gather: tents, heat lamps, fire pits. Focus on actual risk, not pandemic theater,” tweeted Julia Marcus, epidemiologist and associate professor at Harvard Medical School.
  • Stay-at-home advisory: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker sets curfew, requires businesses to close by 9:30 p.m. nightly

    11/02/2020 1:02:38 PM PST · by matt04 · 42 replies
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker issued a new stay-at-home advisory Monday asking all residents to be in their homes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily and ordered restaurants to stop table service at 9:30 p.m. to ensure customers can get home in time. The stay-at-home advisory takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The state allows exceptions for going to work, seeking medical care, going to the grocery store and picking up take-out food. “We’re doing much better than many other states and many other countries, but hereto we’ve let down our guard,” he said. The curfew also applies to all...
  • Charlie Baker issues Massachusetts stay-at-home advisory between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. as coronavirus cases climb (Mass.)

    11/02/2020 12:59:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Nov. 2, 2020 | By ERIN TIERNAN
    Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday announced the state would issue a stay-at-home advisory between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for residents in the state and 9:30 p.m. curfews for most businesses as part of an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus which has surged recently. The order goes into effect Friday. “The simple truth is this — too many of us have become complacent in our daily lives,” Baker said.
  • Biden Eyes Gov. Charlie Baker For Cabinet Post: Report (RINO Gov that failed managing COVID19)

    10/20/2020 4:52:26 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 20, 2020 | Jenna Fisher
    BOSTON — Joe Biden is considering Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker for a cabinet post if the Democratic presidential nominee wins the Nov. 3 election. "It wouldn't be a shock for Biden, especially given the kind of campaign he's running as a unifying figure to find a Republican figure to put in his cabinet," David Hopkins, associate professor of political science at Boston College, said. "Baker would be the kind of Republican Biden would want: a moderate Republican who is not a Trump supporter." Politico reported Tuesday that Biden's team is looking into the backgrounds of some Republicans as they put...
  • The friendship between George H.W. Bush and James Baker shaped the U.S. and the world

    10/19/2020 10:49:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    dallasnews ^ | 10/18/2020 | Charles Denyer
    There have been many political power players in Washington over the years. Some are spouses, like Bill and Hillary Clinton. Others are tenacious political ideologues, like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Yet few, if any, can claim a bond like the one shared by George Herbert Walker Bush and James A. Baker, III. Bush had been in Texas just over ten years, starting in Odessa in 1948 before eventually moving to Houston in 1959, before that fateful day when he and Baker were paired to play men’s doubles at the same country club. Their families spent many weekends together, hosting...
  • [RINO] Governor Baker reaffirms he won’t vote for Trump

    10/15/2020 7:00:30 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 36 replies
    Globe ^ | Oct 15 2020 | Jeremy C. Fox and Matt Stout
    Governor Charlie Baker on Wednesday reaffirmed that he will not vote for President Trump, a fellow Republican, though he declined to discuss how he might cast his ballot. Asked by a reporter during a State House news conference how he would vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election, Baker declined to answer. Later in the day, his office issued a statement. “The governor cannot support Donald Trump for president and is focused on seeing Massachusetts through the pandemic. He’ll leave the election analysis to the pundits,” Baker’s office said.
  • 17-year-old arrested in killing of Garner (NC) teen.

    08/19/2020 5:06:54 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 82 replies
    WRAL ^ | 8/18/20 | Jason O. Boyd and Jessica Patrick
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Four people under the age of 20 have been arrested after the weekend killing of 17-year-old Veronica Baker. The youngest was charged with murder. Police said Devin Cordell Jones, 17, is accused of killing Baker Saturday night at a Bojangles on Jones Sausage Road in Raleigh. Three others -- Keyshara Michelle Deans, 19, Nezyiha Zamir Collins, 19, and Tyreek Qumay Rogers, 18 -- were charged with felony accessory for helping Jones after Baker's death. According to arrest warrants, Deans drove Jones away from the scene, and Collins and Rogers fled the state in an attempt to avoid...
  • Baker slows Mass. reopening process, tightening restrictions on gatherings and restaurants

    08/07/2020 4:06:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 7, 2020 | Travis Andersen and Martin Finucane
    Governor Charlie Baker on Friday announced a series of steps intended to keep the coronavirus from resurging in the state, including a reduction in the limit on outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people, and the creation of a new task force to enforce public health directives in harder-hit communities. “Now we are seeing the virus escalate in certain communities around the Commonwealth and we have to put together a plan, working together, to stop it,” Baker said during his regular State House briefing. “This fight against COVID-19 is far from over.”
  • Citing COVID-19 clusters, compliance violations, Massachusetts postpones second step of Phase 3 reopening ‘indefinitely,’

    08/07/2020 11:42:13 AM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    Citing recent large parties that fly in the face of the COVID-19 restrictions, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday Massachusetts will indefinitely postpone entering the second step of Phase 3. The Republican governor said Friday that the state would not only postpone this segment of the reopening but also ramp up enforcement, creating a multi-agency coalition with police officials to crack down on violations of the COVID-19 regulations that are supposed to limit community transmissions. “In some respects we’re entering a new phase in our battle against COVID-19,” Baker said during a news conference at the Massachusetts State House. That new...
  • Massachusetts landlords trying to overturn Charlie Baker’s eviction ban amid coronavirus

    07/29/2020 3:40:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Boston Herald via MSN ^ | 7/23/20 | Rick Sobey, Lisa Kashinsky
    Massachusetts landlords in need of rent payments are hoping a federal judge will soon end the state’s eviction ban amid the coronavirus pandemic, a lawyer representing property owners tells the Herald. Landlords in a federal lawsuit in Boston’s U.S. District Court are arguing that the eviction moratorium is unconstitutional, said attorney Richard Vetstein, lead counsel for the property owners. The suit is against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. “The state has never taken this drastic step,” Vetstein said of the eviction freeze on Wednesday. “Our main thrust is there’s never been a...