Massachusetts senate http://wamc.org en MA Senate Passes Bill Allowing Early Voting http://wamc.org/post/ma-senate-passes-bill-allowing-early-voting <p>Massachusetts residents would be able to cast ballots up to 10 days before an election and register to vote on Election Day under a <a href="https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/Senate/S327" target="_blank">bill</a> overwhelmingly approved by the Massachusetts Senate Thursday.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 82116 at http://wamc.org MA Senate Passes Bill Allowing Early Voting Mass. Senate Approves Bill To Allow Early Voting http://wamc.org/post/mass-senate-approves-bill-allow-early-voting <p>Massachusetts residents would be able to cast ballots up to 10 days before an election and register to vote on Election Day under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Massachusetts Senate.</p><p>The bill would also let voters register online.</p><p>The House last year approved a similar bill that would let voters cast ballots up to two weeks before a presidential election.</p><p>The Senate bill expands that to allow early voting in all biennial state elections and primaries by 2016.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:03:06 +0000 Jaired Crofut 82042 at http://wamc.org Mass. Senate Approves Bill To Allow Early Voting Patrick Reviewing Proposed Mass. Welfare Changes http://wamc.org/post/patrick-reviewing-proposed-mass-welfare-changes <p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts Governor Deval&nbsp;Patrick says he is reviewing a proposal to require photo identification on electronic benefit transfer cards used by welfare recipients.</p><p>The governor would not immediately say if he would allow the measure to become law. The Legislature added the provision to a spending bill that reached Patrick's desk on Monday.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:49:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 68399 at http://wamc.org Patrick Reviewing Proposed Mass. Welfare Changes Boston Globe politics editor surveys crowded Senate field http://wamc.org/post/boston-globe-politics-editor-surveys-crowded-senate-field <p>All of a sudden, the field of candidates who want to replace John Kerry as Massachusetts Senator is a crowded one. WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Boston Globe political editor Cynthia Needham about the state of race.<br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 17:18:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 58922 at http://wamc.org Scott Brown Will Not Run For U.S. Senate http://wamc.org/post/scott-brown-will-not-run-us-senate <p>There will be no senate comeback bid this year for Scott Brown. The former Republican senator announced Friday he will not run in the special election to fill the vacancy left by&nbsp; John Kerry’s departure.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Brown&nbsp; who became a national Republican star with his upset victory in the 2010 special election for senate in Massachusetts, then lost to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren last year, has decided to sit out this year’s senate campaign.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:49:41 +0000 Paul Tuthill 57063 at http://wamc.org Scott Brown Will Not Run For U.S. Senate Massachusetts Senate Candidates Debate In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-senate-candidates-debate-springfield-0 <p>The candidates for US Senate in Massachusetts met for a third debate Wednesday night. The face off in Springfield produced sharp exchanges on policy issues including taxes, healthcare and women’s rights.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 49635 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Senate Candidates Debate In Springfield Massachusetts Senate Candidates To Debate In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-senate-candidates-debate-springfield <p>Republican U.S Senator Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren will square off tonight in their 3<sup>rd</sup> &nbsp;debate in the volatile Massachusetts Senate Race. &nbsp;WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p><p> The debate will take place at Springfield Symphony Hall at 7PM. It is the&nbsp; only debate being held in the western part of the stat. And, it is the most crucial of the four debates in the opinion of&nbsp; Springfield based political consultant Anthony Cignoli.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 49563 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Senate Candidates To Debate In Springfield Massachusett Senate Candidates Hold Combative Debate http://wamc.org/post/massachusett-senate-candidates-hold-combative-debate <p>The two candidates in the closely watched U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts had a combative debate Monday night.&nbsp; In their second face to face showdown, Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren&nbsp; aggressively clashed on several issues.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 49115 at http://wamc.org Massachusett Senate Candidates Hold Combative Debate Massachusetts Senate Candidates Spare No Attacks In First Debate http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-senate-candidates-spare-no-attacks-first-debate <p>After sparring at a distance for almost a year through campaign events and advertising, the two candidates for US Senate in Massachusetts met &nbsp;face to face Thursday night. No attacks were spared in the hour long broadcast debate.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 48394 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Senate Candidates Spare No Attacks In First Debate As Economy Struggles Union Leaders Work For Democratic Votes http://wamc.org/post/economy-struggles-union-leaders-work-democratic-votes <p> Union officials who gathered in western Massachusetts Friday for a Labor Day observance said they were energized by President Obama’s&nbsp; Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.&nbsp; The task for the labor leaders now is to convince union households not to desert the&nbsp; Democratic party as the economy continues to struggle.&nbsp; WAMC”S Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 47407 at http://wamc.org As Economy Struggles Union Leaders Work For Democratic Votes