Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, and Democratic nominee Martha Coakley squared off Wednesday morning for the second time in 12 hours. Unlike previous ones, this debate featured just those two leading candidates head to head. It lead to a more thorough airing of issues, including TV ads and economic policy.
The ballot question would give paid sick time to employees of companies with 11 people or more. Baker’s plan would extend the benefit for companies of 50 or more.
This debate over pre-school and how to pay for it is an annual one in Massachusetts. Most recently, just last year, Governor Deval Patrick proposed clearing the voucher waiting list. It didn’t happen.
The Republican candidate for Massachusetts governor is making a big pitch to women, but has a lot of work to do. Charlie Baker trails well behind his Democratic opponent among female voters.
Wynn Resorts says – for now – the company is staying out of the fight over whether to repeal Massachusetts’ casino law. Wynn has been awarded the sole casino license for greater Boston.
Berwick and Grossman will attend a unity breakfast Wednesday to pledge their support to Coakley. But whether their supporters will buy it after a long and – at times – bitter primary, that’s an answer we won’t get until November 4th.
We focus on a few of the issues the Democrats hoping for the state’s top job disagree on. The list of issues they agree on is much much longer.
Like college freshmen scurrying to finish their term papers, Massachusetts legislators showed that procrastination doesn’t always spell doom. Before Thursday night’s deadline, they squeaked through bills aimed at reducing gun violence, creating jobs and strengthening domestic violence rules.
The debate over a proposed natual gas pipeline across northern Massachusetts reached Beacon Hill Wednesday, as several hundred people converged on the Boston Common to object to the plan.
The meeting was called by the House Republicans to talk about Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to temporarily care for the children at either a military base in Chicopee or one in Bourne. Officials gather behind closed doors. Reporters weren’t allowed in and neither were protesters, who were having none of it.
After the Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts “buffer zone” law, top Democrats and Planned Parenthood scrambled to put together a replacement.
Candidates for Massachusetts governor are all over the place when it comes to Governor Deval Patrick’s offer to shelter a thousand children who were caught crossing into the U.S. illegally.
With almost unprecedented speed, the Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Wednesday night that was written after the Supreme Court threw out the state’s abortion clinic buffer zone law. The unanimous voice vote came just hours after the bill cleared a legislative committee.
Patricia Stewart, the executive director of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, says that just sounds like another buffer zone.
Five New England Governors met Tuesday to discuss a regional strategy for fighting the surge in heroin and opioid addiction.