martha coakley http://wamc.org en Mass. AG: Shell Agrees To Refund Some Cleanup Aid http://wamc.org/post/mass-ag-shell-agrees-refund-some-cleanup-aid <p>Shell Oil has agreed to pay $4 million dollars to resolve allegations it got Massachusetts funds to help upgrade underground gasoline storage tanks while also collecting from its insurers.</p><p>Attorney General Martha Coakley said Thursday the claims by Shell and a joint venture company involved more than 100 Massachusetts gasoline stations.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:01:39 +0000 Jaired Crofut 84842 at http://wamc.org Mass. AG: Shell Agrees To Refund Some Cleanup Aid Teens Press Mass. Lawmakers To Support Summer Jobs http://wamc.org/post/teens-press-mass-lawmakers-support-summer-jobs <p>Young people from across Massachusetts are planning to converge on the Statehouse to press for more funding for youth summer jobs programs.</p><p>The protesters plan to hold a rally at the Old South Church in Boston at 11:30 a.m. Thursday before marching to the Statehouse to press lawmakers to approve up to $24.5 million to support three youth jobs initiatives.</p><p>Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democratic candidate for governor, is scheduled to address the rally.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:45:10 +0000 Jaired Crofut 84233 at http://wamc.org Teens Press Mass. Lawmakers To Support Summer Jobs MA Democratic Gubernatorial Hopefuls Speak In Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/ma-democratic-gubernatorial-hopefuls-speak-berkshires <p>Democratic candidates vying to be the next governor of Massachusetts took part in a meet and greet in Pittsfield Sunday.</p><p>More than 250 people showed up to hear the views and ask questions of the five Democrats aiming to be the commonwealth’s next governor. Democratic <a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Governor Deval Patrick</a> is not seeking a third term. <a href="http://www.edmarkey.com/" target="_blank">U.S. Senator Edward Markey</a> kicked off the event by rallying the supporters.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:21:06 +0000 Jim Levulis 82650 at http://wamc.org MA Democratic Gubernatorial Hopefuls Speak In Berkshires Mass. AG: Countrywide To Pay $17.3M In Settlement http://wamc.org/post/mass-ag-countrywide-pay-173m-settlement <p>The Massachusetts state employees' pension fund is receiving more than $11 million dollars as part of a settlement with Countrywide Securities Corp.</p><p>Attorney General Martha Coakley announced the settlement Monday as part of her office's industry-wide review of residential mortgage securitization practices in Massachusetts.</p><p>The total settlement with Countrywide is $17.3 million. It includes a $6 million payment to the state.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:06:37 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80916 at http://wamc.org Mass. AG: Countrywide To Pay $17.3M In Settlement Mass. AG Pushing For For-Profit School Regulations http://wamc.org/post/mass-ag-pushing-profit-school-regulations <p>Attorney General Martha Coakley is proposing new regulations she says will help students looking to attend for-profit and occupational schools operating in Massachusetts.</p><p>Coakley said the proposed changes would require the schools to "provide accurate information to the public, prohibit misleading advertising practices, and address unfair lending practices."</p><p>The regulations would require schools to disclose in advertisements and recruitment materials information about tuition and fees, placement statistics, graduation rates, and program completion time.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:52:23 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78360 at http://wamc.org Mass. AG Pushing For For-Profit School Regulations Advocates Rally For Minimum Wage, Sick Time http://wamc.org/post/advocates-rally-minimum-wage-sick-time <p>Backers of ballot questions that would raise the minimum wage and create a statewide earned sick time policy are pushing ahead to collect enough signatures to put the measures before Massachusetts voters next year.</p><p>The minimum wage question would increase the state wage from $8 to $10.50 per hour over two years. The sick time question would guarantee all Massachusetts workers can earn sick time to use if they or their family members become ill.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:59:37 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75963 at http://wamc.org Advocates Rally For Minimum Wage, Sick Time Coakley Continues Tour in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/coakley-continues-tour-berkshires <p>Massachusetts Attorney General Martha<a href="http://www.marthacoakley.com/" target="_blank"> Coakley </a>continues her statewide tour after announcing a run for Governor in 2014.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:04:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 73875 at http://wamc.org Coakley Continues Tour in Berkshires Coakley's Opening Gubernatorial Campaign Trip Stops In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/coakleys-opening-gubernatorial-campaign-trip-stops-springfield <p>Attorney General Martha Coakley brought her barnstorming campaign kickoff for governor to western Massachusetts today.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73811 at http://wamc.org Coakley's Opening Gubernatorial Campaign Trip Stops In Springfield Mayoral Preliminaries To Be Held In Mass. Cities http://wamc.org/post/mayoral-preliminaries-be-held-mass-cities <p></p><p></p><p>Voters in several Massachusetts cities are heading to the polls to whittle down the number of candidates running for mayor.</p><p>Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, the state's youngest mayor at age 24, has four challengers in his bid for a second term.</p><p>In Lawrence, Mayor William&nbsp;Lantigua faces five challengers in today’s preliminary election, with the two top-vote getters advancing to the general election in November.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:21:28 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73762 at http://wamc.org Mayoral Preliminaries To Be Held In Mass. Cities Berkshire Democrats Mixed on Coakley's Run http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-democrats-mixed-coakleys-run <p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/ago/about-the-attorney-generals-office/about-attorney-general-martha-coakley/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley</a> has announced she will run for governor in 2014, but Democrats in the western part of the state are ambivalent.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 73734 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Democrats Mixed on Coakley's Run