Automatic Gas Tax Increases? Inside Ballot Question 1

Massachusetts lawmakers passed a measure to automatically increase the gas tax along with inflation. The measure helps lawmakers avoid the political challenge of regular votes on whether to raise the tax, which led the group Tank the Gas Tax to put a repeal question on the ballot.

WBUR Poll: Baker-Coakley ‘Essentially A Tossup’

The new WBUR weekly tracking survey, released Wednesday morning, shows Democrat Martha Coakley leading Republican Charlie Baker by a slim 3-point margin, 44-41. Eleven percent of voters remain undecided, and 4 percent support one of three independent candidates — Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick, Scott Lively.

At Wesleyan, A Mixed Reaction To Move To Co-Ed Frats

Wesleyan University is asking its residential fraternities not to pledge freshmen and to turn over the rolls of all their members as the school issued an order to end its all-male fraternities and make residential fraternities co-ed.

In Governor’s Race, Coakley Seeks Another First

If Coakley is elected governor, she’ll be the first woman to be elected to the position in Massachusetts history. Jane Swift became acting governor when Gov. Paul Cellucci resigned in 2001, but was never elected on her own.