Back from RGA meetings, Baker plans press avail

Charlie Baker
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – Gov. Charlie Baker will meet the press Wednesday morning in his office, his first availability since returning Tuesday from a post-election conference with Republican governors in Florida.

Baker will hold a press availability at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of his office suite, room 360 in the State House.

In the wake of Republican Donald Trump’s presidential win last week, Baker was in Florida Monday and Tuesday for the Republican Governors Association’s annual conference at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek – Baker serves on the RGA’s executive committee. GOP governors and governors-elect were to discuss “policy priorities, the RGA’s electoral success, and looking ahead, how Republican governors will continue to lead in the states.”

Trump’s stances on immigration, health care, trade and taxes, combined with a Republican-controlled Congress, could lead to major changes across the nation and require governors to make adjustments.

On Monday night, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, himself the Republican governor of Indiana, posted a photo to Twitter that showed him talking with the RGA. Baker, who did not vote for his party’s presidential nominee, was seated immediately to his right. Pence said he was meeting with the RGA to discuss “President-elect @realDonaldTrump plan to partner w/ states to Make America Great Again.”

Baker at 4 p.m. Wednesday plans to join House Speaker Robert DeLeo in at 205 Revere Beach Parkway to discuss a MassWorks grant. The governor and his team have been traveling the state touting the 2016 grant round, which the administration says will generate $1 billion in private investment in communities.

Copyright 2016 State House News Service

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