GOVERNORS

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs a law raising minimum wage and establishing paid family leave on June 28, 2018.
Shira Schoenberg / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Governor Charlie Baker signed compromise legislation that will gradually increase Massachusetts' minimum wage, require paid leave for workers and mandate an annual sales tax holiday. It was designed to keep a series of ballot questions off the November ballot, including a proposal to cut the state sales tax. Without them, will election turnout take a hit? 

Jay Gonzalez said he offered "an ambitious, progressive agenda" at the Massachusetts Democratic convention Saturday.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Pledging to win back the corner office in November on behalf of the "little guys" who fight for their beliefs, Massachusetts Democrat Jay Gonzalez on Saturday accepted his party's endorsement for governor, giving the former state budget chief a lift coming out of the Democratic convention in a primary in which neither candidate has been able to separate themselves as a frontrunner.

Governor Dannel Malloy has signed legislation that bans bump stocks and other devices that increase the rate of fire of weapons. 

Bob Massie at WBUR.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Bob Massieone of the two Democrats running for governor of Massachusetts, has confirmed to WBUR that in the middle of a divorce 23 years ago, he was ordered to leave the home he shared with his two children and then-wife. But Massie and his former wife both insist the restraining order was not the result of any sort of physical abuse.

State Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont for governor this past weekend. Lamont got 87 percent of the vote. 

Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that he’s appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to look into the domestic violence accusations against disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

A bill that would abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire has cleared both the House and Senate, but Governor Chris Sununu has promised to veto the measure. Sununu says he's standing with law enforcement in his promise to veto.

Republican Party delegates have endorsed Governor Charlie Baker for re-election, during their state convention Saturday in Worcester.  That was expected. But what wasn’t was that enough delegates threw their support behind Scott Lively,  a little-known conservative challenger to Baker, meaning the incumbent will face a primary challenge this September.

This wasn’t exactly the convention outcome the Baker people were hoping for.

Democrat Setti Warren announced the end of his campaign for governor on Thursday.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Reshaping the contest about five weeks before the party's nominating convention, former Newton mayor Setti Warren announced Thursday he is quitting the race for governor after conceding he could not raise the money necessary to unseat Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.

Before he signed a package of criminal justice reforms Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker outlined new legislation he was filing to fund some of its costs and alter some of its provisions.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Implementing a massive criminal justice reform law signed last week will cost Massachusetts an estimated $15 million this fiscal year and as much as $40 million next year, according to Gov. Charlie Baker.

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