ELECTION 2018

Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is taking on Congressman Richard Neal in next year's Democratic primary. Here, Amatul-Wadud addresses supporters during a campaign event in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

Updated at 7:14 a.m. on July 21, 2018.

The underdog in a Democratic primary for a western Massachusetts congressional seat is accusing U.S. Representative Richard Neal of taking too much money from special interests.

Republican candidates for governor of Connecticut are pushing proposals to eliminate or scale back the state’s income tax.

Registrar of Deeds Donald Ashe gave his bi-annual forecast on the state of real property in Hampden County on December 7, 2017.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Hampden County Registrar of Deeds Donald Ashe died Tuesday morning at the age of 83.

An election in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Kevin Gutting / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Massachusetts voters will decide three questions on the November ballot, including one that asks whether anti-discrimination protections for transgender people should be kept in place. 

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs a law raising minimum wage and establishing paid family leave on June 28, 2018.
Shira Schoenberg / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Governor Charlie Baker signed compromise legislation that will gradually increase Massachusetts' minimum wage, require paid leave for workers and mandate an annual sales tax holiday. It was designed to keep a series of ballot questions off the November ballot, including a proposal to cut the state sales tax. Without them, will election turnout take a hit? 

The U.S. Supreme Court.
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There was a flury of action this week involving the U.S. Supreme Court. One ruling handed down this week attracted attention in Massachusetts and elsewhere, involving payments to unions. 

A jar of marijuana buds for sale inside the River Rock dispensary in Denver, Colorado.
Steve Brown / WBUR

Many adults in Massachusetts supported the legalization of recreational marijuana. And it seems delayed.

In Connecticut, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is likely to qualify for the Democratic Party primary for governor. That’s what state officials are saying following Tuesday’s deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures.

A constitutional convention debates the so-called "millionaire's tax" on May 18, 2016.
Shira Schoenberg / The Republican

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court holds the fate of a roughly $2 billion tax proposal to fund transportation and education. 

Updated on June 6 at 10:10 a.m. ET

Democratic hopes to take back the House may have gotten a major boost on Tuesday, with the party seeming likely to avoid its worst nightmare as Democrats appear to have survived California's top-two "jungle primary."

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