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Special Coverage: Baker's 2017 State Of The Commonwealth Address67:26
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Gov. Charlie Baker speaks during a conference in Boston in August. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Gov. Charlie Baker speaks during a conference in Boston in August. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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This past year was a busy one for Gov. Charlie Baker. He staked a position against then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump — ultimately not voting for either major party candidate.

Back in Massachusetts, he signed into law a bill that puts tighter controls on opioid prescriptions. He pushed hard on a ballot initiative to raise the cap on public charter schools, a question that failed at the ballot box.

According to a WBUR poll out this week, the governor has a 59 percent favorability rating among respondents.

In his address, Baker lays out his vision for the state in the year ahead.

Guests

Susan Tracy, former state representative from Allston-Brighton and president of the Democratic consulting firm The Strategy Group.

Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute. He tweets @JimStergios.

This segment aired on January 24, 2017.

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