... 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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NEW SIT-IN PLANS SHOW ACTIVISTS PLAN TO KEEP PRESSURE ON BAKER

Six climate change activists were charged with trespassing on state property and unlawful assembly last week after refusing to leave Gov. Charlie Baker's office lobby. On Thursday, activists plan to return to the Corner Office with 150 supporters, including several who appear ready to be arrested.

Activists associated with 350 Mass Action, the Toxics Action Center and Unitarian Universalist Mass Action want Baker to sign an executive order banning new fossil fuel infrastructure projects. Baker has said he does not want to take any options off the table as he navigates the state's energy landscape.


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