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New England News
8:01 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Mass. AG: Shell Agrees To Refund Some Cleanup Aid

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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.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said Thursday the claims by Shell and a joint venture company involved more than 100 Massachusetts gasoline stations.

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WAMC News
8:45 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Teens Press Mass. Lawmakers To Support Summer Jobs

Young people from across Massachusetts are planning to converge on the Statehouse to press for more funding for youth summer jobs programs.

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.

Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democratic candidate for governor, is scheduled to address the rally.

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New England News
12:21 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

MA Democratic Gubernatorial Hopefuls Speak In Berkshires

Democratic candidates for Mass. lieutenant governor and governor gathered for a meet and greet Sunday in Pittsfield. The five democratic gubernatorial candidates from left to right include Joe Avellone, Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman and Juliette Kayyem.
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Democratic candidates vying to be the next governor of Massachusetts took part in a meet and greet in Pittsfield Sunday.

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 Governor Deval Patrick is not seeking a third term. U.S. Senator Edward Markey kicked off the event by rallying the supporters.

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New England News
8:06 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Mass. AG: Countrywide To Pay $17.3M In Settlement

The Massachusetts state employees' pension fund is receiving more than $11 million dollars as part of a settlement with Countrywide Securities Corp.

Attorney General Martha Coakley announced the settlement Monday as part of her office's industry-wide review of residential mortgage securitization practices in Massachusetts.

The total settlement with Countrywide is $17.3 million. It includes a $6 million payment to the state.

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WAMC News
8:52 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Mass. AG Pushing For For-Profit School Regulations

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Attorney General Martha Coakley is proposing new regulations she says will help students looking to attend for-profit and occupational schools operating in Massachusetts.

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."

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.

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New England News
7:59 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Advocates Rally For Minimum Wage, Sick Time

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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.

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.

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New England News
1:04 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Coakley Continues Tour in Berkshires

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stopped at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield after announcing she's running for Governor in 2014.
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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley continues her statewide tour after announcing a run for Governor in 2014.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Coakley's Opening Gubernatorial Campaign Trip Stops In Springfield

Martha Coakley chats with people at the Red Rose Pizzeria in Springfield MA as part of her barnstorming tour of the state to launch her campaign for governor.
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Attorney General Martha Coakley brought her barnstorming campaign kickoff for governor to western Massachusetts today. 

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New England News
8:21 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Mayoral Preliminaries To Be Held In Mass. Cities

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Voters in several Massachusetts cities are heading to the polls to whittle down the number of candidates running for mayor.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, the state's youngest mayor at age 24, has four challengers in his bid for a second term.

In Lawrence, Mayor William Lantigua faces five challengers in today’s preliminary election, with the two top-vote getters advancing to the general election in November.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Berkshire Democrats Mixed on Coakley's Run

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley joins a crowded Democratic field for governor in 2014.
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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced she will run for governor in 2014, but Democrats in the western part of the state are ambivalent.

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