The treasurer chairs the lottery commission, which sends most of its profits to towns and cities to do with as they please. Democratic treasurer candidates say that lottery money will go down if casinos open and they say – for most communities – casino tax revenue won’t make up the difference.
With less than a week before Massachusetts primary, the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general remains tight. Former state lawmaker Warren Tolman and attorney Maura Healey agree on many policies. But as they continue to remind voters, their backgrounds differ greatly.
As with many candidates this year in Massachusetts, Democrats running for lieutenant governor find themselves talking a lot about casinos. And they’re split on the issue.
The candidates vying for District Attorney in Hampden County all say they plan to improve communication with communities of color, but have slightly different approaches.
Five Democrats are vying to replace outgoing Massachusetts State Senator Gale Candaras in Greater Springfield.
In a roundtable discussion, each of the candidates said they’ll vote no on a question to repeal the state’s casino law in November.
The two Republicans disagree on the need for a natural gas pipeline that would cut through their Franklin and Worcester County district.
The three candidates vying for the seat now held by retiring Massachusetts state Representative Sean Curran of Springfield saw eye-to-eye on most of the issues discussed at a candidate roundtable. But as New England Public Radio’s Tom Relihan reports, they diverged on gun control.
In a candidate roundtable, both Michael Valanzola and James Ehrhard said they are against the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline that would cut across the district. And both support tax relief and the repeal of the casino law. However, differences arose in how they would represent the district in a legislature dominated by Democrats.
Democrats vying for a state Senate seat in Hampden and Hampshire Counties do not see eye-to-eye on the proposed natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts.