Massachusetts politics

Gag rule impacts Massachusetts

Gag rule impacts Massachusetts

New move to withhold funding from clinics providing abortion services could affect all states

In Massachusetts, we view abortion rights as settled law, though acknowledging that there are still pockets of deep opposition. The debate over abortion rights rarely rises to an issue in federal or local races here because state law is so firm on a woman’s right to choose that a vocal opponent rarely has a chance(...)

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Gag rule impacts Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, we view abortion rights as settled law, though acknowledging that there are still pockets of deep opposition. The debate over abortion rights rarely rises to an issue in federal or local races here because state law is so firm on a woman’s right to choose that a vocal opponent rarely has a chance(...)

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Diehl reverts to form

Diehl reverts to form

An upcoming fundraiser plays to Diehl's Trumpian base

When Geoff Diehl worked his way to a second-ballot endorsement for US Senate by the state Republican Party at its convention last month, some wondered where the fire-breathing Trump supporter went. The Whitman state rep who co-chaired Trump’s Massachusetts campaign never mentioned the man in the White House in his speech to delegates. It felt,(...)

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Diehl reverts to form

When Geoff Diehl worked his way to a second-ballot endorsement for US Senate by the state Republican Party at its convention last month, some wondered where the fire-breathing Trump supporter went. The Whitman state rep who co-chaired Trump’s Massachusetts campaign never mentioned the man in the White House in his speech to delegates. It felt,(...)

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Girl power

Girl power

With a record number of women running for office, the national rate of female representation in legislature may be on the rise

The #MeToo movement has empowered women to take back the narrative on harassment and discrimination. It also could give them real power in making laws and policy. A record number of women are running for office around the country this year. Nevada and Arizona are on the verge of becoming the first state legislatures in the(...)

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Rosenberg on the outs

Rosenberg on the outs

Leaders on Beacon Hill call for Stan Rosenberg to resign

He’s already been banished to a basement office. The question now is whether the next move for Sen. Stan Rosenberg will be out the State House door. The long-awaited report of the Senate Committee on Ethics was released Wednesday, and it landed like a ton of bricks on the chamber’s one-time president, who spent nearly(...)

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Rosenberg on the outs

He’s already been banished to a basement office. The question now is whether the next move for Sen. Stan Rosenberg will be out the State House door. The long-awaited report of the Senate Committee on Ethics was released Wednesday, and it landed like a ton of bricks on the chamber’s one-time president, who spent nearly(...)

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A Lively campaign

A Lively campaign

Scott Lively has an edge with conservative voters

There’s two sides to every coin, goes the old saw, but it’s hard to make heads or tails out of the results of the GOP convention in Worcester and what it means for Gov. Charlie Baker. Republicans gave Baker a healthy 70 percent of the vote for the nomination nod but at the same time, the vocal(...)

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