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In first State of the City address, Michelle Wu pledges to overhaul Boston’s planning process

Expect to hear the mayor talk about her signature issues: transportation, the municipal Green New Deal, education, and housing and development in the city.

Here’s who Maura Healey has picked to fill her Cabinet

Governor Maura Healey has announced several Cabinet hires, filling senior positions for the executive branch.

Boston police account for $31 million of city legal payouts since 2020, including $16 million for wrongfully convicted man

Sean K. Ellis served 22 years in prison before his murder conviction was eventually overturned.

Struggling Mass. GOP had just $35,000 in its coffers, on net, treasurer says

The struggling Massachusetts Republican Party had just over $35,000 in its campaign accounts as of the end of December, far less than it reported to state campaign finance officials, according to a balance sheet circulated Tuesday by Party Treasurer Pat Crowley and obtained by the Globe.

New tax on high incomes could generate at least $1.4 billion next year, state officials project

Narrowly passed by voters on the November ballot, the measure increases the state’s 5 percent income tax rate to 9 percent on annual income exceeding $1 million.

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Trump set to return to New Hampshire on Saturday for the first time since 2020 campaign

Former president Trump will be the keynote speaker Saturday at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting.

Baker tapped nearly 170 for state boards and panels during his final weeks in office

The slew of 11th-hour appointees Charlie Baker made include his former chief of staff, a high-ranking Republican Party official, and two former GOP state representatives whose terms were ending.

Embattled Mass. GOP chairman spent $1,800 to investigate fellow Republicans, documents show

Jim Lyons spent $1,800 — including $800 in party funds — to investigate two political rivals who serve with him on the Republican State Committee, documents and invoices obtained by the Globe show.