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Charlie Baker addresses delegates at the Mass. GOP convention. (WBZ-TV)

Baker Narrowly Avoids Contested GOP Primary For Governor

Delegates to the Republican state convention strongly backed Charlie Baker for their party’s gubernatorial nomination on Saturday, and conservative tea party member Mark Fisher just barely missed receiving enough support to force a contested GOP primary.

03/22/2014

Scott Brown speaks in NH. (WBZ-TV)

Scott Brown Forms Exploratory Committee For NH Senate Run

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has announced that he has formed an exploratory committee to enter New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race.

03/14/2014

Senator Ed Markey (WBZ-TV)

Sen. Markey Votes “Present” On Syria Resolution

Massachusetts two Democratic U.S. senators say they want more information before deciding how to vote on President Barack Obama’s request for limited military action in Syria.

09/04/2013

WBZ TV'S YADIRES NOVA-SALCEDO & PATRICIA MONTES 2

What’s Next for Immigration Reform?

July 6, 2013 The Senate passed the immigration reform bill that would give a path to citizenship to some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., bringing them out of the […]

WBZ-TV–07/05/2013

Gabriel Gomez and Ed Markey in the WBZ Senate Debate. (Pool Photo/Yoon S. Byun/Boston Globe)

Gomez, Markey Clash In Senate Debate

Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez clashed in their first debate in Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate election Wednesday, sparring on abortion, national security and gun issues.

06/05/2013

Gabriel Gomez

GOP Senate Hopeful Gomez Visits Textile Plant

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez pressed Tuesday for a cut in the corporate tax rate after a tour of textile-maker Polartec.

06/04/2013

File image of the state house at night. (Photo by Andrea Courtois)

Mass. Senate Will Likely Spend Days Debating $34 Billion Budget Proposal

The Massachusetts Senate is likely to spend several days considering a $34 billion state budget proposal.

05/18/2013

(Photo Credit: Andrea Courtois)

Mass. Senators Unveil $34B State Budget Proposal

The Senate plan includes a spending increase of $1.4 billion, or about 4.4 percent, over the current fiscal year, including $403 million in new spending on housing, education, mental health and veteran services programs.

05/15/2013

(photo credit: Thinkstock)

Mass. House Approves State Budget Proposal With $500 Million In New Taxes

The budget includes $500 million in new taxes, including increases in the gasoline and cigarette taxes, approved earlier by the Legislature as part of a transportation finance plan.

04/25/2013

Mass Pike Tolls

State Senate OKs New Taxes In Transportation Bill

The state Senate has passed a transportation finance bill calling for a $805 million boost in state spending on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

04/13/2013

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