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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. […]

Coakley calls for increase in minimum wage

In the midst of her campaign for the November gubernatorial election, Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley called for a minimum wage increase Tuesday at the Government Affairs Forum. The forum was held at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce where Coakley delivered a speech addressing income inequality and its effect on Massachusetts. Coakley spoke about the negative […]