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Gov. Mitt Romney, seen here in 2005. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

Galvin: Loss Of Some Gov. Romney Emails Not “Deliberate”

William Galvin said he doesn’t believe there’s any evidence that Romney officials “deliberately did not retain records.”


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

Keller @ Large: What Have State Lawmakers Accomplished This Session?

State lawmakers are now in recess for the holidays until the end of the year. What have they accomplished so far this session? Jon Keller is at large.


Woburn Police Officer John Maguire was killed in the line of duty by a parolee on December 26, 2010. (credit: Woburn Police Dept.)

Slain Woburn Police Officer Honored With Bravery Award

More than two dozen law enforcement officers were saluted for their courage at a State House ceremony Friday, including a Woburn police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty last year.


(File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mass. Lawmakers OK Gambling Bill That Allows 3 Casinos, 1 Slots Parlor

Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a compromise of a bill designed to license up to three resort-style casinos and a single slots parlor.


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

Mass. Lawmakers Face Busy Week Before Recess

It promises to be a busy week on Beacon Hill as the Legislature tries to finish work on several major bills before recessing until the end of the year.


Service dogs at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

Dog Day At the Mass. Statehouse

The National Education for Assistance Dog Services asked 10 House members to take one of their training dogs along for a day to raise awareness.


(Photo credit: Karen Twomey)

Lawmakers Honor Bruins At Statehouse

The Stanley Cup took a bow for Massachusetts political leaders on Thursday, just hours before the Boston Bruins were set to begin the 2011-2012 regular season.


(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

Mass. Senate Launches Casino Gambling Debate

The Massachusetts Senate has launched debate on a contentious casino gambling bill, but an actual vote may not happen until next week.


(Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

Gov. Deval Patrick Signs New State Budget

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a $30.6 billion budget that he said reduces overall state spending while laying the groundwork for an ongoing economic recovery in Massachusetts.


Martha Coakley (credit: AP)

Coakley Pressing Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

Attorney General Martha Coakley is pressing lawmakers on an initiative to crack down on human trafficking in Massachusetts.