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Election reform bill will increase voter turnout, officials say

In hopes of spurring an increase in voter turnout, an election reform bill is moving through the State House that would ensure early voting, online voter registration and pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds in Massachusetts. Under the new law, there would be an early voting period beginning 10 days before Election Day and ending two […]

Divided, MassGOP adopts polarized party platform

In a heated debate over the social issues dividing the Massachusetts Republican Party, state committee members accepted a proposal Tuesday that redefines conservative beliefs about abortion and same-sex marriage, despite recent efforts from gubernatorial candidate to move MassGOP toward the middle of the political spectrum. Massachusetts Republican committee members accepted the platform by a 52-16 vote after […]

Sen. Murray not to run for re-election in November

Massachusetts Sen. Therese Murray, the first woman to serve as the chamber’s president, announced she will not run for re-election to the state Senate this November. Several Massachusetts senators said they have worked closely with Murray throughout her time in the Senate and admire her for the change she sparked in the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Sen. […]

Candidates gain support in gubernatorial election

Gubernatorial candidates Mass. Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley and Mass. Treasurer Steven Grossman are starting to rack up endorsements, bolstering support in their upcoming election bids. Mass. Senate President Therese Murray officially endorsed Coakley in the gubernatorial race on Wednesday and on Sunday, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean endorsed Grossman due to Grossman’s lifelong commitment to progressive policy and […]

Massachusetts Cape recieves $1 million to go toward preserving wetlands

  U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Thursday for awarding a $1 million grant to Harwich and Chatham, two towns on Cape Cod, to conserve coastal wetlands. Grants went to 12 states and Puerto Rico, totaling $16.5 million, as part of the National Coastal Grants Wetlands Conservation Grants Program. […]