... Worcester-based Amazon HQ could boost east-west rail plans, Setti Warren says ...... Baker aide texted Newton mayor Thursday night to ask for Amazon ideas to put into state's bid, Warren says ...... "God bless 'em. Go for it," Baker tells locals interested in hosting Amazon's second headquarters ...... As summer ends, Rosenberg says major bills will be unveiled in coming weeks ...... Senate planning to release transportation plan this fall, but debate on bill not expected, Rosenberg says ...... Source: AG Healey to endorse Mayor Walsh Friday ...... Baker: Graham-Cassidy will force coverage retreat or major search for new revenue ...... Baker headed back to Washington as debate rages over health care, opioids ...... Worcester Sheriff Evangelidis appointed chairman of Massport Board ...... Pair of South Shore attorneys nominated by governor for Superior Court judgeships ...... Only 5 percent of 600,000 mattresses discarded annually are recycled, activists say ...... In Boston visit, AG sessions pledges crackdown on transnational gangs, fight against opioids ...... Common Cause: Facebook's Russian ads disclosure should spur Congress to enhance transparency on online political ads ...... ...
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BAKER SEEKING $200 MILLION IN CHAPTER 90 ROAD $$$

For the third year in a row, Gov. Charlie Baker will seek $200 million for the local road and bridge repair program known as Chapter 90, despite calls from local officials for the administration and the Legislature to increase the funding.

The governor announced Thursday that he would file legislation seeking $200 million for Chapter 90, $30 million for MassDOT to purchase accessible vehicles on behalf of local agencies and non-profits that transport seniors and the disabled, and $70 million for IT upgrades at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.


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