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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will testify tonight at a Department of Public Utilities Public Hearing in Pittsfield to challenge a request by Eversource to raise its electricity rates next year. 

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is holding a post-election town hall in Springfield tomorrow evening.

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A number of state and federal agencies are going to begin working together in Massachusetts in an effort to fight the illegal prescribing and dispensing of opioids.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Wednesday introduced participants in a new interagency working group who will zero-in on the “ unlawful” and “ irresponsible” prescribing of pain medication, which Healey and others say is a key factor in the alarming rise of opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling President Obama's efforts to tighten controls on guns a step in the right direction, but says Congress must do more.

Healey says licensing everyone who sells guns is a common-sense measure that is long overdue.  In a December interview with WAMC, Healey called on citizens to urge Congress to act on gun control legislation, including expanded background checks.

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Maura Healey has been Massachusetts Attorney General for nearly a year after taking over for Martha Coakley who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2014. Healey, a Democrat, was in western Massachusetts Thursday and sat down for a wide-ranging interview including gun laws, terrorism, opioid abuse, Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline and what brought her to the area.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is taking action against student debt relief companies that she says are preying on vulnerable people.

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The role overprescribing of painkillers plays in the opioid crisis was the topic of a conference this week in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Hosted by the Northwestern District Attorney’s office, the conference was attended by doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others involved in health care and law enforcement.  Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey addressed the conference and afterwards spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

Massachusetts later this month will join with a majority of the other states and ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.  New statewide regulations will fill a void that led to a patchwork of local rules about the product that is growing in popularity while the health risks are unknown.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton for president. Healey becomes the highest profile Democrat in the state to throw her support behind the Democratic front-runner.

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In the midst of a opioid addiction crisis in Massachusetts, there is an effort to close a loophole in the state’s drug trafficking laws.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the filing of legislation Monday to make it a crime to traffic fentanyl — a synthetic painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin. Healey said drug cartels have figured out how to manufacture fentanyl and are sending it out on the streets where many heroin addicts are unknowingly using it.

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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.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey met with Berkshire legislators and law enforcement in Pittsfield Friday to discuss how opiate addiction is affecting the region and what to do about it.

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With last year’s abrupt shuttering of North Adams Regional Hospital, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says her office is looking at ways to better deal with potential closures of financially struggling hospitals. Hospital leadership gave three days notice that it was closing.

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A new law goes into effect on July 1st in Massachusetts that entitles most employees to earn and use sick time.  The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is holding more than a dozen listening sessions and formal public hearings across the state on the new law.   A public hearing took place Friday t in Springfield.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

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WAMC's Brian Shields talks with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Northeast Report Late Edition about the U.S. Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage. Healey phoned in from Washington where she attended the Supreme Court hearings Tuesday. Healey says she's cautiously optimistic that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage. Healey was in the courtroom yesterday when the nation's highest court heard oral arguments in four states' same-sex marriage cases. By the end of June, the justices are expected to rule whether such marriages — now allowed in 36 states and the District of Columbia — should be recognized nationwide

The Massachusetts Attorney General is proposing to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.  There is currently a void in Massachusetts regulations that has led to a patchwork of local restrictions on the sale and use of the new product.  

       Attorney General Maura Healey Tuesday proposed regulations that would treat e-cigarettes like tobacco products, including banning sales to people under 18 years old, prohibiting free give-a-ways or sampling, require the products be kept behind store counters, and banning vending machine sales except in adults-only establishments.

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Maura Healey takes over for Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley on Wednesday, marking the end an eight-year tenure that involved two failed bids for higher office.

Voters in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Massachusetts will nominate a candidate for state attorney general.  The choice is between former state legislator Warren Tolman, and former assistant attorney general Maura Healey.  It has turned out to be an intriguing contest between the veteran politician and the first-time candidate.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill  spoke with both candidates.  Here is Maura Healey.

Voters in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Massachusetts will nominate a candidate for state attorney general.  The choice is between former state legislator Warren Tolman, and former assistant attorney general Maura Healey.  It has turned out to be an intriguing contest between the veteran politician and the first-time candidate.    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with both candidates, here is Warren Tolman.  The interview with Healey will be published Tuesday.