... Baker suggests structure to shed light on purpose of legal fees paid by Legislature ...... Mass Home Care says Senate health care bill proposes largest funding cut in program's 43-year history ...... After saying he planned to stay on, Attleboro mayor-elect Rep. Heroux plans to resign his House seat ...... Baker says current English language learning law working well for thousands in Massachusetts ...... Contraception bill was good opportunity for Mass. to "send a message" to others, Baker says ...... Sen. Chandler to Gov. Baker at contraception bill signing: "Thank you so much for supporting our work" ...... Women "we will never know about" will make family planning choice thanks to new law, Rep. Haddad says ...... Veteran Rep. Kaufman, 70, of Lexington, will not seek re-election in 2018 ...... Home care bill heads back to Baker with workers still concerned about their own privacy considerations ...... MTF releases look at health care trust funds ...
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AFTER KNOCKING OBAMA, BAKER MUM ABOUT TRUMP'S MONUMENTS REVIEW

By Michael P. Norton

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 18, 2017....It took 16 days, but the Baker administration finally reacted - inconclusively - to President Donald Trump's order that could open to further review an issue that's being closely monitored by the Massachusetts fishing industry and environmental protection advocates.

Obama last September announced the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument in a 4,913 square mile area about 150 miles southeast of Cape Cod. At the time, Gov. Charlie Baker said he was "deeply disappointed" by the designation of the first deep-sea marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, a move the governor viewed as undermining Massachusetts fishermen.


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