... Baker proposes 3.5 percent increase in unrestricted local aid ...... Governor says he's "not sure" whether his budget will increase charter school reimbursements, special education funding ...... "It's not that hard for us to keep track of this number" - Gov. Baker on students from Puerto Rico in Mass. schools ...... District court nominee Power dubious about field sobriety tests ...... Saturday deadline spurs OCPF to give candidates until Jan. 22 to file year-end reports ...... Sen. Warren urges more funding for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to fight harassment, discrimination ...... Third Congressional District candidate Beej Das reports $425,000 in donations during Q4 ...... Kevin Franck elevated by Setti Warren's guv campaign to deputy campaign manager ...... Doctors tell lawmakers they like guv's plan to make naloxone more widely available ...
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BAKER RETURNING TO LEGISLATURE WITH NEW OPIOID BILL

Gov. Charlie Baker didn't get everything he wanted when he teamed up with lawmakers to pass a law targeting the scourge of opioid addiction in Massachusetts. On Tuesday, he's back asking for more tools.

Baker plans to host a 2:30 p.m. press conference to unveil a bill and executive actions "targeted to increase access to treatment and recovery services, strengthen education and prevention efforts and seek regulatory relief from the federal government."


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