This Week On Beacon Hill

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick used his executive powers this week to cut the state budget by $198 million and asked the Legislature to pass a bill to facilitate another $57 million in additional budget cuts. Since then, state revenue officials have reported that tax collections over the first half of November surpassed collections over the same period in 2013 by $89 million.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick plans to reach beyond the executive branch for help in closing a projected $325 million budget gap before he leaves office and turns the reins of state government over to Republican Charlie Baker.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

This week’s elections passed just ahead of key court dates for three former probation officials convicted on corruption charges, before a judge revisits a controversial health care anti-trust settlement, and before the Patrick administration publicly acknowledged that a $325 million hole is developing in the four-month-old $36.5 billion state budget.

Baker Edges Coakley To Seize Corner Office From Mass. Dems

Four years after coming up short in his quest for the top statewide office in Massachusetts, Republican Charlie Baker declared victory early Wednesday morning in his race for governor, though Democrat Martha Coakley had not yet conceded the race.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

There are more than 4.3 million Massachusetts voters eligible to help decide Tuesday whether to make Martha Coakley the first woman elected governor and keep Democrats in control of the executive branch, or return Charlie Baker to state government and let a Republican again serve as a check and balance on the Democrat-controlled Legislature.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Massachusetts voters next week will be deluged with debates, polling results and television ads as candidates for a series of key state offices, including governor, spend their last full week on the trail before the November 4th election.

This Week On Beacon Hill

Turned off Massachusetts voters who tuned out recent elections are being bombarded again by candidates and their supporters who are emptying their opposition research files, forking over campaign cash to TV stations for ads, rolling out high profile supporters and bouncing between debates and staged events all over the Commonwealth.

Clinton Says Coakley Has ‘Better Record’ Than Baker

Locked in one of the tightest races for governor in the country, Martha Coakley called upon former President Bill Clinton on Thursday to help rally Democrats and make the case that she, and not Republican Charlie Baker, should lead Massachusetts.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Bill Clinton and Mitt Romney are scheduled to visit Massachusetts next week to influence politics and voting here, signifying the late stages of races as candidates look to the post-Columbus Day stretch until the November 4th elections.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

A month remains until the election and the race for Massachusetts governor stands as a tight affair between Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley, who are set to meet again in a debate on Tuesday night.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate for governor Republican Charlie Baker, and running mate Karyn Polito held a huge fundraising advantage over Martha Coakley coming out of last week’s primary. With polls showing Baker and Coakley leading over three independent candidates, the race for the Corner Office will occupy center stage until November 4th.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

The media has bombarded Massachusetts residents in recent weeks with the results of public opinion surveys that have helped feed the narrative of which candidates are supposed to win next week and which are supposed to lose.