The first in a series of reports on candidates for Massachusetts governor ahead of the September 9th primary election.
With less than two weeks until Primary Day, the two Democrats running for attorney general are locked in a tight fight.
Tea Party-aligned candidate Mark Fisher blasted the state’s new gun law and argued for the elimination of targeted industry tax credits. His conservative positions veered far to the right, making the man sitting to his left, front-runner Charlie Baker, come across as a moderate.
“This is something we’ve never seen before where literally you have a situation where somebody can put a needle in their arm and in seconds be dead,” City Manager Ed Augustus said.
Among the law’s provisions: the removal of any pre-authorization required for substance abuse treatment, and allowing 14 days of inpatient treatment if deemed medically necessary.
Primary day is a little more than a month away, and while the gubernatorial election may be getting most of the attention, there’s actually a more competitive battle further down the ballot that’s bringing out Democratic devotees and dollars: the race for attorney general.
The measure, among several major bills passed just after midnight Friday, requires insurers pay for any care a doctor decides is medically necessary. Insurers say this and other requirements included in the bill are a mistake.
Nizigiyimana will be honored for her work Tuesday at a White House ceremony after being selected as one of 15 USDA Champions of Change, who represent the next generation of farmers and ranchers.
There are new concerns about an agreement Attorney General Martha Coakley negotiated to try and control the prices and market power of Partners HealthCare. The implication, from a commission created to help reduce health spending, is that the deal does not go far enough.
As federal prosecutors try to wrap up their case in the corruption trial of the state’s former probation commissioner, the speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives is denying any connection to the case.
It all started one spring afternoon about 10 years ago. David Cavell, then a student at Tufts University, strolled past what looked like a campus blood drive. He saw a friend, stopped, agreed to run a Q-tip across the inside of his cheek, and moved on.
At a WBUR debate Wednesday morning — the first broadcast debate since the convention — it seemed obvious the three candidates were trying to distinguish themselves.
Casino opponents gathered outside the John Adams Courthouse Monday morning, calling on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to allow a proposed repeal of the state’s expanded gambling law to appear on the November ballot.
Flying can be an unpleasant experience — the cramped cabins, the processed air, the indignity of going through security. But for families with autistic children, the process can be nearly impossible.
Only one female Democrat holds a governor’s office: New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan. Advocates are determined to add to the total. And their best opportunity, it appears, is in New England.