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BOSTON -- Senate President Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester, elevated Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem, D-Newton, to become Senate majority leader Wednesday in a restructuring that continues to leave Western Massachusetts without a strong voice in Senate leadership. Chandler said the Western ...
All 11 members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation received high marks for their votes on environment-related policies in 2017 -- ranking the state among the top in the country on such issues, the League of Conservation Voters announced this week. The advocacy organization, which released its ...

FILE - In this May 13, 2010 file photo, pelicans float on the water with an offshore oil platform in the background in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. The Trump administration on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic ...
Eldridge and Matias aimed to ban state and local police from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The bill gained new momentum recently when a redrafted bill got support from the Massachusetts Major City Police Chiefs Association and the members of the Massachusetts Chiefs ...
On the positive side, Massachusetts ranked first in subcategories of health care access and pre-K to 12 education, second in business environment and fourth in both corrections and public health. The rankings could have political implications this year, with Gov. Charlie Baker running for re-election.
Get ready for the ugly, Trumpish side of politics, Massachusetts. The Commonwealth's political campaigns don't usually have to deal with much of the nasty, race-baiting, immigrant-bashing, conspiracy-hurling provocations of the right-wing marketplace—which has grown and thrived for more than two ...

More than a year after Massachusetts voters legalized marijuana, a new political war is breaking out over the drug. Once again, pro-cannabis advocates are pitted against skeptics of legalization, but this time the question is: Who will profit first when recreational pot sales begin in July? The trigger for the ...
“LGBTQ people across the commonwealth value the cornerstone of freedom of religion. It's a core belief we all share,” Mason Dunn, Executive Director of Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition said in a statement. “However, when faith and religion are used to hurt and discriminate, that freedom becomes a ...
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has reached a peace agreement with another top union. Boston's Teamsters Local 25, the biggest Teamsters union in ... "He is a leader who consistently puts politics aside, reaches across the aisle and will work with anyone who shares his goal of putting people first," ...
In previous years, Galvin had resisted holding the primary on that date because of concerns that municipalities will have to pay workers overtime to work on the holiday to set up the polls. This year, Galvin was unable to keep the primary on the date set by state law, Sept. 18, because it conflicted with the ...
For too long, the conventional political wisdom has told political leaders there are “no votes” in talking about poverty, let alone acting to reduce it. Hopefully, if one good thing came out of our political dialogue in 2017, its that conventional wisdom is challenged more often than it's accepted. If that's the case, ...
WELLESLEY — The old guard of Massachusetts politics came out in full force to pay their respects to former state treasurer Robert Q. Crane, who passed away Friday at 91. Politicians and power brokers gathered at St. Paul Church Tuesday morning and paid a rousing tribute to the longest-serving state ...
The Berkshire alliance of civic, cultural environmental, political, religious and other organizations, plus local businesses, looks to build on momentum created by the ... While we see what's happening on the federal level, politics is still local," said Dennis Powell, president of the NAACP Berkshire chapter.
High Court Lets Tribe's Massachusetts Gambling Hall Proceed. A Native American tribe will be able to go ahead with its plans for a gambling ... Massachusetts and the Martha's Vineyard town of Aquinnah opposed the gambling hall. They argued that a 1980s agreement granting the tribe nearly 500 acres ...
Like Baker, Warren remains a formidable political presence in Massachusetts and has built up a campaign war chest of more than $12.8 million as of Sept. 30. Warren, who has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, is anticipating a flood of Republican money from outside the state, both to ...
Massachusetts Senator Collects Funds and Political Alliances ... The Massachusetts Democrat is lining up bipartisan connections and collecting millions in campaign funds—something a Politico analysis indicates could be ... Will the Massachusetts Democrat challenge President Donald Trump in 2020?
Mitt Romney may be edging back onto the national political stage, and it wouldn't be the first time that he's made a comeback. Widespread speculation about a potential run to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, after he announced his retirement Tuesday, means Romney's political life may not be over.

The five-member cannabis commission is finalizing regulations that will allow Massachusetts' first commercial cannabis shops to open this year. A spokesman for Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said Baker believes Sessions made the “wrong decision” and he supports implementation of the state law.
In the age of President Trump, when political passions burn hot, ... have limited career opportunities for younger Democrats in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared at Martin Luther ... on the anniversary of his most famous speech, Massachusetts Sen.
Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas ... crimes while on a weekend furlough from a Massachusetts prison in 1986, ... He alleges that parole boards full of political appointees, who worry they'll ...
Nationally, political parties are among the active contributors across state lines. ... past decade, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics. ... Christian M. Wade covers the Massachusetts Statehouse for the ...
A Massachusetts sheriff who proposed sending county jail inmates to help President Donald Trump build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is ...
As Hurricane Harvey hammers Houston with torrential rains and flooding, New England residents may be wondering: Could that happen here?
European business partners of Massachusetts merchants refused to extend ... The rebellion had taken place in a political climate where radical ...
Political lobbying is not only alive and well on Beacon Hill, it has seen ... by the number of lobbyists actively doing business in Massachusetts.
The historic Powerball prize claimed by a Massachusetts woman this week focused new attention on the state lottery, a vital, if not always well ...
18 year old, John Starks, of Lowell MA, volunteers with the group "Heart of ... and start supporting political candidates who support their causes, ...
But Erin O'Brien, a University of Massachusetts Boston political science professor, said if the allegations against Arroyo are not upheld, Walsh's ...
That response, however, ignited criticism across the country, including from many political leaders. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ...
WARREN, Mass. (AP) — A local political candidate from Massachusetts is facing charges for allegedly painting a campaign slogan on a tree.
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File).
BOSTON (AP) — A Democratic state senator who opposed the ballot question that legalized recreational marijuana was named Wednesday by ...
A former ambassador and top Obama campaign aide with strong local roots is running for office in Massachusetts. He's just not sure which one ...
An historian, a political scientist and an NPR legal affairs reporter explain the ... of political science at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... The Constitution, Majority Rule and the Tempo of American Politics.".
As a fellow at its Institute of Politics, Chaffetz will “guide students through a ... the academic and political communities,” the school said on its website. ... and a former congressman from Massachusetts, said in a statement.
Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, urged President Donald Trump ... we will not tolerate any political interference with climate scientists," he said.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials promised a crackdown Thursday on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full ...
He has been collecting political posters for 20 years and has been ... He will have an exhibit at the Lawrence Heritage State Park titled "Green Politics. ... that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by Roofers ...
Healey noted that Massachusetts played a major role in the fight to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, and led a coalition of ...
Niki Tsongas, who credited her late husband Paul as a political lodestar, ... she would not seek re-election in her north Massachusetts district.
... old hands who ran President Barack Obama's political machine are encouraging the two-term Massachusetts governor to run for president in ...
Diehl was President Donald Trump's Massachusetts campaign co-chair ... candidate for state representative who is active in Lowell politics.
Since Massachusetts established a ballot initiative process via constitutional amendment in 1918, the state has seen quite a few eclectic ...
Moulton's political fearlessness and decorated service in Iraq could make .... Massachusetts has played an outsized role in American politics, ...
Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua ... her Democratic colleagues and earn some political chits along the way.
Charlie Baker asked Massachusetts lawmakers on Tuesday to grant ... a legal and political matter,” said Carol Rose, executive director of the ...
SPRINGFIELD -- The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus last month endorsed Jynai McDonald, an at-large candidate for Springfield City ...
Yes, Massachusetts is known as a liberal bastion of the country. ... After becoming governor Baker has avoided national politics. ... "If Charlie Baker gets re-elected in 2018, the next political office he will run for is ______." Now ...
"Phil Murphy is a Massachusetts liberal -- the worst kind," Christie added. Last week, Murphy detailed his ... Find NJ.com Politics on Facebook.


 

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