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Post-election commentary: Baker will set Massachusetts’ progress backwards (Part 2)

Post-election commentary: Baker will set Massachusetts’ progress backwards (Part 2)

November 12, 2014

No need to fear, Republican Governor-elect Charlie Baker is here, according to the majority of Massachusetts voters who headed to the polls on last Tuesday. Baker’s election comes as a mild surprise against a very weak, and now politically dead,-Democratic opponent, Attorney General Martha Coakley....

Baker surpasses Coakley to become governor

Baker surpasses Coakley to become governor

Connie Lai and Thalia Yunen

November 5, 2014

After a tight gubernatorial race, Charlie Baker emerged as Massachusetts' 72nd governor when Martha Coakley conceded Wednesday morning, according to The Associated Press. As of 1:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, The AP said Baker was in the lead with 48.36 percent of votes, while Democrat Martha Coakley...

Coakley will keep state in top rankings

Coakley will keep state in  top rankings

October 29, 2014

by Ian Kea Massachusetts needs a governor who will fight to preserve the middle class, stand up against big banks, close the wealth gap, enforce an increased minimum wage, preserve equal opportunity and keep Massachusetts as the forefront on education, healthcare, the environment, and business sta...

A letter to students from Martha Coakley

A letter to students from Martha Coakley

October 29, 2014

Editor's note: This is an open letter to students written by Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley. The Suffolk Journal does not endorse candidates, and this letter is not an endorsement. If any other candidates had submit a letter to the Journal, we would have published it as ...

Can Coakley make college more affordable?

Can Coakley make college more affordable?

October 22, 2014

by Jaliyah Jones-Robinson Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley has discussed two proposals on the campaign trail that would increase the affordability of higher education for college students in Massachusetts. Although they have many benefits, their cost remains a huge concern. She hopes t...

Martha Coakley delivers at roundtable

Martha Coakley delivers at roundtable

Sam Humphrey

February 12, 2014

By Sam Humphrey and Will Senar “Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman,” Martha Coakley told about 50 people at the latest installment of Suffolk University Law School’s Rappaport Center’s Gubernatorial Roundtable series, recalling the plaque her father gave her upon graduating law...

Cahill just another example of a corrupt Beacon Hill

Cahill just another example of a corrupt Beacon Hill

Ally Thibault

April 17, 2012

Tim Cahill, former Massachusetts Treasurer and independent candidate for governor in 2010, has been indicted on charges of public corruption related to ads run by the state lottery during his unsuccessful bid for the Corner Office. While the ads never mentioned Cahill by name, as treasurer he was responsible...

Massachusetts cuts path for gay marriage

Massachusetts cuts path for gay marriage

A.P. Blake

April 11, 2012

Massachusetts has historically been one of the most civil libertarian states in the United States, and today, we continue our proud advocacy of freedom and tolerance. The most hotly debated civil rights issue of our generation has certainly proven to be gay-rights and same-sex marriage. Massachusetts...

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