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  Springfield has been banking on casino gambling, but voters in November could overturn the law.

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 a grassroots repeal effort is gaining steam.

One note on this segment: after Alan’s conversation with Tim Vercellotti, the federal government informed Massachusetts that it would not need space to house the Central American immigrants.

  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.

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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.

Mass. Chipping Away At Health Insurance Backlog

Feb 28, 2014

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

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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.

    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.

    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.

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

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