The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Sixty-six days after his narrow election over Martha Coakley, Governor-elect Charlie Baker is set to take office Thursday when Senator Stan Rosenberg, expected to be elected Senate president on Wednesday, administers the oath of office.

Western Mass. Commuter Rail Not Yet A Reality

Massachusetts officials announced Wednesday the state has an agreement to purchase the right-of-way for nearly fifty miles of railroad running between Greenfield and Springfield. Amtrak service is scheduled to begin late this year on the line, but a more regular commuter service is far from a done deal.

Mass. Legislature Passes Budget

Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a compromise $36.5 billion state budget. The house and senate signed off on the spending plan Monday. The budget includes increased […]

Call In Show with MA Govenor Deval Patrick on WFCR

Governor Deval Patrick heard from listeners in western Massachusets and across the state yesterday, about casinos, auto insurance, and health care. To listen to the hour long program go to

Deval Patrick Comes West

Governor Deval Patrick was in Western Massachusetts today (4/6) speaking to members of Amherst’s Chamber of Commerce. WFCR’s Tina Antolini reports.