You might believe there’s only one party on Beacon Hill — because many of the Republican governor’s comments were cheered by all the people in the House Chamber, most of whom are Democrats.

And you also might think government was serious business here.

Opioids, energy reform, and expanding charter schools aren’t as sexy as a wall on the Mexican border, but they are the substance of state government.

And no one would call Governor Baker very exciting, either.

 In fact, tonight he called his administration "boring."

But voters don’t seem to care, perhaps because they’re more interested in performance than partisan politics.

Baker called the state of the state  "strong"  and I’d add the word "fortunate.’

Massachusetts is lucky to have Republicans and Democrats working together.

How lucky?

 Just look at Washington, DC.

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