Massachusetts Attorney General

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says there is no need for increased gas capacity to meet the state’s electric reliability needs. This comes as Kinder Morgan prepares to file plans with the federal government on a pipeline cutting across the Northeast.


In Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage has been legal for more than a decade, officials said today’s Supreme Court ruling validates beliefs long-held by gay rights activists that are now part of mainstream opinion. 

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who is the nation’s first openly gay attorney general, said it was a “moving moment” Friday morning when she got word of the Supreme Court decision during a staff meeting.


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.

The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced the open application period for a grant program that seeks to revitalize vacant properties across the the state.

The Distressed Properties Identifications and Revitalization grant program, or DPIR, was created to help cities and towns in Massachusetts identify distressed and vacant properties in order to then advocate for their rehabilitation.

       The Massachusetts Attorney General is getting tough with the state’s three largest investor owned utility companies.  Martha Coakley is proposing hefty fines over their responses to two major storms last year. She is also calling for a change in the standards used to measure the performance of the utility companies.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports