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FRAMINGHAM – "Casinos take money from low-income families and dumps it into the pockets of billionaires."That was the assessment from former Massachusetts state senator Susan Tucker during a political forum Sunday in Framingham.The forum at the Temple Beth Am Brotherhood breakfast delved into two ballot questions to be decided by Massachusetts’ voters on November 4th.

Updated at 6:58 AM

A glance at any campaign finance report reveals the role money plays in state elections, as candidates, private donors and independent interest groups use cash to try to sway voters.

Posted at 6:00 AM

Charlie Baker, the Republican candidate for governor, met with The Patriot Ledger Editorial Board on Friday. Baker is in a dead heat with state Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, in the race for governor. They will face independents Evan...

Updated at 8:13 AM

Massachusetts did not plunge recklessly into the casino business. It was debated for years, with considerable tugging back and forth between the governor and Legislature. The bill adopted in 2011 established a careful process for...

Updated Oct 19, 2014 at 4:56 PM

He sees there are indeed two commonwealths, one for which prosperity is within reach or in hand and one for which it is a distant hope.

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 11:08 PM

BOSTON — Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and Republican challenger Brian Herr squared off Friday over the nation's response to Ebola, the situation in Syria and Iraq and President Barack Obama's health care law during their first televised...

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Education, economy and transportation highlighted during event

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 2:46 PM

SUDBURY — The League of Women Voters will host a public forum Nov. 2 on the benefits of a single-payer health care system.

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM

CONROY SEEKING MTF POSTBy Andy MetzgerState House News Service

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 2:27 AM
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Despite the fact that he ran unopposed in the September primary, Republican candidate for the First Barnstable District's House of Representatives seat, Brewster resident Tim Whelan was out walking the streets of Barnstable Village knocking on doors...

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