Politics

State police sought to destroy Logan pay records

State police sought to destroy Logan pay records

Request denied because of investigations into scandals

STATE POLICE OFFICIALS tried to destroy 12 boxes of payroll files for detail and roster assignments involving its embattled division at Logan Airport but were blocked because of the ongoing investigation into overtime abuse that has rocked the department and triggered dozens of retirements. Maj. Charles Atchison of Logan’s Troop F submitted a form to(...)

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Question 1 bad for care, nursing education

Question 1 bad for care, nursing education

Measure will lead to cutbacks, closures at hospitals

IMPROVING PATIENT CARE and supporting healthcare workers should always be the top priorities when making changes to today’s health care system. I am a nurse and educator with 40 years of experience, and I am convinced the Question 1 ballot initiative does neither–and will in fact cause lasting damage to our entire healthcare system. As(...)

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Baker getting nicked by those around him

Baker getting nicked by those around him

Governor racing ahead to finish line in hopes of avoiding growing problems

NOVEMBER 6 CAN’T come soon enough for Gov. Charlie Baker. The Republican who is more popular with Democrats than his own party is getting nicked by clouds of scandal around him and at some point, those tiny cuts could cause him to bleed out before Election Day. The latest problem for Baker is the suspension of Col.(...)

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Does Harvard have constitutional protection from Gonzalez tax?

Does Harvard have constitutional protection from Gonzalez tax?

John Adams gave university special status, but taxation waiver is unclear

THINGS LOOK TOUGH enough for Jay Gonzalez’s proposal to tax high-value university endowments, with lots of leading Democrats offering a less than enthusiastic embrace of the idea. But could the idea face an even bigger barrier – the Massachusetts Constitution? Gonzalez, the Democratic nominee for governor, has proposed levying a tax on the endowment of(...)

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For Baker, mum’s the word on allegations against son

For Baker, mum’s the word on allegations against son

Governor refuses to divulge whether feds have closed sexual assault case

FOR CHARLIE BAKER, it’s all about keeping your head down. Riding a huge lead in polls, the state’s famously moderate governor is doing all he can to get through Election Day with feel-good ads and by avoiding any hot-button issue that might anger voters who lean either a bit to the right or left as(...)

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Obama endorses six candidates in MA

Obama endorses six candidates in MA

Backs 260 Democrats in 29 states

FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA waded into political races across the country on Monday, endorsing 260 Democratic candidates in 29 states, including six in Massachusetts. Obama made a series of endorsements in August, but none of those was in Massachusetts. This time he backed Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey for governor and lieutenant governor, Ayanna Pressley(...)

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