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  Massachusetts has been under new leadership for more than half a year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, discusses the Baker administration with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Members of Massachusetts all-Democratic congressional delegation are lining up behind an effort to hike the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020.

Massachusetts is about four months into the Baker era.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about working with the new governor.

Barney Frank represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts for more than three decades and chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2011. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC.

He has just written a memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at politics and larger societal changes and one man's struggle with sexual politics and identity.

A national gay rights organization gives Massachusetts high marks on a report card grading states on legislation affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign puts Massachusetts in its "Solidifying Equality" category. That's second-highest on a four-step index measuring states on their legislative success in stamping out workplace discrimination and other anti-LGBT bias.

Seven states and the District of Columbia are in the highest category, "Working Toward Innovative Equality."

  Massachusetts has produced another national political figure.

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 Senator Warren is a rising star.

  November’s elections cost Democrats control of the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Democrats need to inspire voters to turn out in midterm elections.

    Massachusetts voters picked a Republican for governor in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks Democrats ran a weak campaign nationwide.

  Massachusetts is entering a new political era.

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 Beacon Hill is getting a major overhaul.

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Massachusetts voters soundly rejected a ban on Las Vegas-style gambling Tuesday allowing casino projects to move forward in Springfield and eastern Massachusetts.   WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

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