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Patrick Signs Law Aimed At Cutting Health Care Costs

August 06, 2012, 3:04 PM
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We hear about what the law will mean for health care consumers in Massachusetts.

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Political Roundtable: Legislative Session To End, Upcoming Elections

July 31, 2012, 3:11 PM
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A roundtable discussion of the Legislature winding down, the race for the 4th Congressional seat heating up and the candidates for Senate grabbing national attention.

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As Session Winds Down, Governor Patrick Says He Will Sign Crime Bill

July 31, 2012, 3:04 PM
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Building on it’s “first-in-the nation” health insurance reform plan, Massachusetts is about to become the first state to tackle the growing problem of high health care costs in a serious way.

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Gov. Patrick Hints He Might Sign The ‘3 Strikes’ Bill

July 25, 2012, 3:21 PM
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Gov. Deval Patrick suggested on Tuesday that he might be ready to sign so-called “three strikes” legislation — which would eliminate the possibility of parole for repeat violent offenders — but will seek commitments from legislative leaders to work on improving the bill next session.

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Could Public, Single-Sex Schools Make A Comeback?

July 16, 2012, 3:21 PM
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Single-gender schools have long been established in the private school system, but current law prohibits them in the public school system.

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Gov. Patrick, State House Clash Over EBT Card Legislation

July 12, 2012, 3:21 PM
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The Mass. House voted 152-1 against the governor’s latest amendment, which would have eased restrictions on how food stamps could be used.

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Lowell To Allow 17-Year-Olds To Vote In Municipal Elections

July 02, 2012, 3:06 PM
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The city of Lowell will become one of the first cities in the country to allow 17-year-old residents to vote, but only in municipal elections.

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Gloomy Forecast for 2011 Legislative Session

January 03, 2011, 3:40 PM
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Gov. Deval Patrick speaks to supporters while celebrating his victory on Election Day in November. (Dominick Reuter for WBUR)

Massachusetts residents woke up to the year 2011 to find a radiant, blue sky and unseasonably warm temperatures. But that’s not the mood on Beacon Hill, where the 2011 state legislative session gets under way this week. We get the grim forecast from Craig Sandler of the State House News Service.

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Mayor Menino Endorses School Closings

December 14, 2010, 3:40 PM
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Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at the Project Hope Community Building in Roxbury in this May 2009 file photo. (AP)

On Wednesday, the Boston school committee will vote on a controversial plan by Superintendent Carol Johnson to close nine schools and merge another eight.

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Tim Cahill, The Independent, Takes Your Questions

May 12, 2010, 3:30 PM
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Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill at his Quincy campaign headquarters in February. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP)

As part of our series of interviews with gubernatorial candidates in the 2010 race, we speak with the independent. Treasurer Tim Cahill takes your calls, comments and tweets, live in the studio.


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