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Comptroller’s Transparency Initiative Expands

With a few clicks, Comptroller Thomas Shack can easily pull up information on the latest hires at the MBTA, the Department of Children and Families, or any other executive department. He can see an employee’s salary, their education, their years of relevant experience and even whether an elected official wrote them a letter of recommendation.

Baker Opposes ‘Skinny Repeal’ Health Care Proposal

In the midst of a health care showdown with lawmakers at home, Gov. Charlie Baker again weighed in on federal health policy, joining nine of his colleagues on a letter to U.S. Senate leaders asking them to work with governors from both parties to find insurance reforms instead of passing a House-backed health care bill or repealing elements of the Affordable Care Act.