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.

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.

Coakley Wins, Grossman Pledges Support

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.

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.

This Week On Beacon Hill

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.

New Concerns About Coakley-Partners Deal

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.