Governor Charlie Baker News

Anderson Appointed as Commissioner of Massachusetts Division of Insurance

Governor Charlie Baker has appointed Gary D. Anderson as commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI), a regulatory agency under the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. Anderson has served as acting commissioner since February of this year …

Massachusetts Pot Regulatory Board Set With Naming of Three More Members

The board responsible for regulating marijuana in Massachusetts is now in place after the selection of three more members. Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday appointed Britte McBride, a former assistant state attorney general, to the five-member Cannabis Control …

Massachusetts Marijuana Deal Calls for Up to 20 Percent Tax on Pot Sales

State House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Monday on a revamped version of Massachusetts’ voter-approved marijuana law that would allow retail pot sales to be taxed at a maximum 20 percent rate. The deal was struck following closed-door negotiations …

Massachusetts Lawmakers to Revisit Marijuana Law

Legislative leaders have made clear they are not through with making changes to the voter-approved recreational marijuana initiative, but it remains to be seen whether future action amounts to an overhaul of or a mere tinkering with the new law. …

After Trump Win, Massachusetts Becoming a Hub of Resistance

As Republican Donald Trump prepares to take over as president, Massachusetts is fashioning itself into a hub of resistance, with politicians and advocacy groups vowing to battle what they see as the extremes of a Trump agenda. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth …