martha coakley

12:16 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Candidates For Governor Focus On Western Mass. In Debate

The five candidates for governor in Massachusetts participated in a debate Monday at City Stage in Springfield.
Credit Dave Roback, Springfield Republican

The five candidates hoping to become the next governor of Massachusetts met in western Massachusetts last night for their first broadcast debate.  With five weeks to Election Day, and polls indicating a close race, the frontrunners played it safe and avoided gaffes.

Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley differed on the need for universal preschool and indexing the gasoline tax to inflation during a mostly cordial hour-long debate in Springfield Monday night that also included the three independent candidates for governor.

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New England News
12:32 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Charlie Baker Previews Tonight's Massachusetts Guberntorial Race

Charlie Baker hopes to become the latest GOP governor of Massachusetts.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The candidates for governor of Massachusetts will meet in Springfield tonight in the only western Massachusetts debate before Election Day. Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley, independents Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick and Scott Lively, and Republican Charlie Baker will take part in the hourlong debate. The latest polls show Coakley and Baker in a neck-and-neck race. Baker spoke today with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    It’s Charlie Baker against Martha Coakley for the governorship of the Bay State.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that attorneys general have struggled in Massachusetts politics in the past.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

    Massachusetts voters last week sent Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker to the general election for governor.

In a Congressional Corner interview recorded the day after the elections, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks Coakley will make a strong candidate.

4:57 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Primary Results At A Glance


Governor Dem - Primary

13,658 of 13,899 precincts - 98 %

x-Andrew Cuomo (i) 327,150 - 62 %

Zephyr Teachout 180,336 - 34 %

Randy Credico 19,201 - 4 %

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8:17 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Democratic Candidate For Gov. Of Massachusetts Martha Coakley Talks With WAMC

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts Martha Coakley about low voter turnout and today's primary.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

  Who will be the next governor of Massachusetts?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Attorney General Martha Coakley is looking for redemption.

New England News
12:21 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Ex-Westfield State President Said To Be Eager To Refute Misspending Allegations

Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle ( 2nd from right) is seen here at the start of a meeting of the board of trustees in Oct. 2013. At the conclusion of a nearly 10-hour meeting the board put Dobelle on leave. He retired a month later.
Credit WAMC

The former president of Westfield State University, Evan Dobelle, must now answer to allegations brought by the Massachusetts Attorney General that he misused public funds.  Dobelle’s attorney said he looks forward to having his day in court and to restoring his tarnished reputation.

A 27-page complaint filed in state court in Boston Thursday by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley accuses Dobelle of charging the university for personal items, trips, meals in fancy restaurants, and family vacations totaling nearly $100,000.

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

Mass. AG: Shell Agrees To Refund Some Cleanup Aid


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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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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