[324] In May 2018, Baker's administration announced $2 million in Community Compact IT grants to 45 cities and towns,[325] and the following month, Baker signed into law a $623 million life sciences initiative. [468] In February 2018, Baker's administration announced that 58 clean water initiatives and 28 drinking water projects across Massachusetts would be eligible for $610 million in loans to fund construction projects to upgrade or replace drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, to reduce treatment plant energy usage and costs, and to improve water quality. [419], In July 2015, Baker's administration filed legislation to stabilize electricity rates in Massachusetts by increasing access to hydroelectricity with Baker himself stating: "This legislation is critical to reducing our carbon footprint, meeting the goals of the Global Warming Solutions Act and protecting ratepayers already struck by sky high energy prices. [648], This article is about the Governor of Massachusetts. Charlie Baker: Health care discussion with Congress, Trump administration a 'one-way street, "Gov. [442], In May 2017, prior to the United States withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, Baker and Vermont Governor Phil Scott wrote an open letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry urging the Trump Administration to remain committed to the agreement. "[225], After multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations were made against Steve Wynn in January 2018, Baker's office released a statement saying that Baker was "deeply disturbed by these allegations" and that Baker's administration "has a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment and expects the Commonwealth's employers to create a safe work environment for all employees where reporting harassment of any kind is encouraged and properly addressed. [10][11], His great-grandfather Charles D. Baker (1846–1934) was an assistant United States attorney in New York, who served several years in the New York State Assembly.

"[159], Also in February 2018, Baker welcomed an announcement by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company that it was going to add 1,500 jobs to its Springfield headquarters and build a second $300 million location with 500 jobs in the South Boston Seaport District. Baker was inaugurated on January 8, 2015, as the 72nd governor of Massachusetts at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. He stands on a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. Baker grew up in Needham, Massachusetts, earned an AB from Harvard University in 1979, and later obtained an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Charlie Baker proposes pay hike for National Guard", "Gov. Charlie Baker signs law improving patient privacy in health insurance", "Behavioral health report: More funds, earlier, broader help needed", "A Step Toward Equal Pay for Men and Women", "Massachusetts equal pay law goes into effect: What does it mean for you? Charlie Baker open to compromise on proposed $2K-per-employee penalty for businesses which don't offer adequate health insurance", "Gov. In the age of an economical struggle and technological advancement.

In a Bay State Conference championship basketball game, a ball he inbounded with two seconds left on the clock was tipped away by a player from Dedham High School, causing Needham to lose by one point. [281], In November 2017, Baker signed into law a bill creating a registry for home care workers. So, he was determined to walk on the path. [32], In mid-2005, there were indications that Governor Mitt Romney would not seek reelection in 2006. ", "Gov. ", Vesely, Rebecca (December 17, 2007). [218][219] In July 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection granted Wynn Resorts the permit necessary to begin construction,[220] which Wynn Resorts did the following month. [42] Baker's campaign centered on "Baker's Dozen," a plan outlining 13 areas of state government reform, which included consolidation of government, welfare reform, and restructuring of public employee pension and retirement benefits that Baker claimed would lower state expenditures by over $1 billion.

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