- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts governors for more than two centuries have traditionally occupied the Statehouse’s ornate and recently renovated “corner office.” But Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has decided on smaller digs for his day-to-day work.

The Boston Globe (https://bit.ly/1u1Hw4v ) reports that Baker will work out of a smaller, more non-descript office in the Statehouse executive suite, one occupied in the previous administration by former Gov. Deval Patrick’s chief of staff.

Baker will continue to use the traditional governor’s office - with its high ceilings, chandelier and fireplace - for ceremonial events and large meetings.

While some observers say the move appears meant to symbolize a more austere approach to government, Baker says he simply wants an office where he can “spill a cup of coffee and not worry about it.”

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Information from: The Boston Globe, https://www.bostonglobe.com

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