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.
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 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.
The Democrats squared off on Herald Radio, while the Republicans took the stage at the Globe. One was feisty and the other was calm.
Baker says he will vote against repeal but if it does pass and he becomes governor, he would then file a bill with the Legislature “to put the Springfield casino back on the map.”
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.
The Massachusetts Legislature frantically finished their formal sessions last week. Now, Governor Patrick and his staff have 10 days to decide whether or not to sign the bills into law.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley plans to open a campaign office in Springfield this weekend. She’s one of four candidates for governor with offices in the central or western parts of the state.
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker had said his opinion on the recent Supreme Court decision “doesn’t matter.”
The much-awaited Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision concerning casinos came down Tuesday morning. The court ruled unanimously to allow a question on the November ballot, asking voters if they want to repeal the state’s casino law.
The fight between tea party candidate Mark Fisher and the Massachusetts Republican Party is escalating with accusations of attempted bribery. Fisher is suing the party for conspiring, he says, to keep him off the primary ballot.
The document puts the Republican State Committee at odds with candidate for governor Charlie Baker and congressional hopeful Richard Tisei.