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New England News
12:49 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Former Mass. AG Harshbarger: Ruling Means Casinos Can Be Stopped

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Former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger has been providing free legal advice to those working to repeal the state's casino law. The State Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Tuesday that a ballot question to repeal the law can be placed on the statewide ballot on election day in November. Harshbarger says he was excited and satisfied by the courts decision to allow the vote.

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New England News
8:08 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Mass. Chipping Away At Health Insurance Backlog

Massachusetts officials say they're continuing to sign up people for health insurance even as they concede they may not have a fully functioning insurance website by the end of June.

That's the deadline to move more than 200,000 people into insurance plans that comply with the federal health care law.

They said one option continues to be ditching the trouble plagued website and starting over.

In the past three weeks, the state has enrolled 21,000 people in transitional coverage and cut the time it takes to enter paper applications from two hours to 39 minutes.

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New England News
12:58 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

MA Task Force To Recommend School Safety Standards

MA Gov. Deval Patrick
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has created a task force to address school safety.

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New England News
4:31 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

AG: Mass. Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

MA Attn. Gen. Martha Coakley
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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in Utah before they were put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Attorney General Martha Coakley's office said on Thursday that it believes marriages in Utah were validly performed and should be recognized in Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriage.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    Casino gambling appears on the horizon for Springfield, 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 voters in Springfield have welcomed MGM to the city.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    The new year means a new election cycle.

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 the Massachusetts gubernatorial race is starting to heat up.

New England News
5:51 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Gov. Patrick Has Harsh Words for Members of Congress

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick had some harsh words the federal government as he made stops in the western part of the state today.

“It’s embarrassing," said Patrick.

“The Tea Party Republicans are playing a big game with the lives of some little people frankly,” he said. “I think that’s got to end.”

The democrat says this is not a new issue, but it has reached a new level.

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New England News
4:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Study Finds Primary Care Shortage in Western Mass.

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A recent study shows there aren’t enough doctors in Massachusetts and the problem is even worse west of Springfield.

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New England News
7:22 am
Thu September 19, 2013

New Law Would Put 17-Year-Olds In Juvenile Court

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  Ted Kennedy and John Kerry are names of the past when it comes to Massachusetts’ Senate delegation.

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 Elizabeth Warren is unusually popular nationally.

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