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Keller @ Large: Voting For Your Self-Interest Doesn’t Make You Stupid
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Keller @ Large: Voting For Your Self-Interest Doesn’t Make You Stupid

BOSTON (CBS) – Perhaps you’ve heard by now about the remarks made by MIT economics Prof. Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of Obamacare and the Massachusetts health care reform it was based on, in which he...

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Governor-Elect Charlie Baker Vows To Restore Economic Order
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Governor-Elect Charlie Baker Vows To Restore Economic Order

BOSTON (CBS) – Governor-elect Charlie Baker is vowing to use his executive power to help companies in Massachusetts.In an interview Monday, Baker made it clear there is one thing he intends to stand tall on: His...

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Maura Healey Wins Dem Nod For Attorney General
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Maura Healey Wins Dem Nod For Attorney General

BOSTON (AP) — Political newcomer Maura Healey, a former state prosecutor seeking to become the first openly gay attorney general in the nation, captured the Democratic nomination for attorney general on Tuesday...

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Charlie Baker Wins GOP Nomination For Mass. Governor
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Charlie Baker Wins GOP Nomination For Mass. Governor

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Baker will get another shot at winning the Massachusetts governor’s office in November.The former head of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care defeated business owner and tea party member Mark...

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Keller @ Large: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Joe Mathieu Discusses Mass. Primaries
Sunday, September 07, 2014

Keller @ Large: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Joe Mathieu Discusses Mass. Primaries

BOSTON (CBS) – WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller sat down with WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu to discuss the upcoming primary races in Massachusetts.Keller and Mathieu talked about the Democratic primary...

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Keller @ Large: Patrick For President? Good Luck
Friday, September 05, 2014

Keller @ Large: Patrick For President? Good Luck

BOSTON (CBS) – Gov. Patrick told an interviewer Thursday that “a lot of people” have asked him to think about running for president.Really!Of what country?Just kidding, governor, don’t get mad.But...

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Mass. Gun Bill Hearing Draws Backers, Critics
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Mass. Gun Bill Hearing Draws Backers, Critics

BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of a proposed gun control bill are pushing back on Beacon Hill, saying the measure stigmatizes gun owners and won’t help reduce crime.WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reportsMass....

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Keller @ Large: Maura Healey, Candidate For Attorney General
Sunday, June 01, 2014

Keller @ Large: Maura Healey, Candidate For Attorney General

BOSTON (CBS) — The upcoming election for the attorney general’s seat and casinos in Massachusetts, were some of the topics Jon Keller covered Sunday as he sat down with candidate for attorney general Maura...

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Gov. Patrick Pushing To Lift Cap On Liquor Licenses
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Gov. Patrick Pushing To Lift Cap On Liquor Licenses

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is pushing legislation to give cities and towns more control over the number of liquor licenses in their communities.Lawmakers passed a bill last fall allowing the town of Norfolk to...

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Few Challengers For Mass. Legislature
Friday, May 30, 2014

Few Challengers For Mass. Legislature

BOSTON (AP) — Candidates for nearly half of the seats in the 200-member Massachusetts Legislature are facing no opposition in this year’s election.In the 40-member Senate, 20 incumbent lawmakers — the vast...

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First Massachusetts Casino License To Be Awarded June 13
Thursday, May 29, 2014

First Massachusetts Casino License To Be Awarded June 13

BOSTON (AP) — State gambling regulators say they’ll begin the final, four-day long deliberation on awarding Massachusetts’ first Las Vegas-style casino license on June 10.The Massachusetts Gaming...

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DeLeo Bill Pushes For Stronger Massachusetts Gun Laws
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DeLeo Bill Pushes For Stronger Massachusetts Gun Laws

BOSTON (AP) — House leaders unveiled a wide-ranging bill Tuesday that they said would strengthen Massachusetts’ already-tough gun laws while respecting the rights of lawful gun owners.The legislation would for...

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Mass. Gives $8M To Mental Health Programs
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mass. Gives $8M To Mental Health Programs

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has awarded nearly $8 million to 22 organizations around the state to increase access to mental health and substance abuse services.The grant program is...

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Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Leading Trade Mission Trip To Israel & UAE
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Leading Trade Mission Trip To Israel & UAE

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is heading out of the country on a trade mission to Israel and the United Arab Emirates.Patrick has said the goal of the nine-day trip is to expand opportunities for...

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Gloucester Teenager Taking On City Hall To Get Speed Bump On His Road
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gloucester Teenager Taking On City Hall To Get Speed Bump On His Road

GLOUCESTER (CBS) – You’re never too young to fight City Hall. Just ask 13-year-old Evan Moses.“Just about everyone on the street calls me the mayor,” he said. He wants to slow down the traffic on Friend...

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Mass. Senate Backs Purchase Of Pepper Spray Without ID
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mass. Senate Backs Purchase Of Pepper Spray Without ID

BOSTON (AP) — The state Senate is backing a measure that would allow Massachusetts residents to purchase pepper spray without a firearms identification card.The measure won unanimous approval on Thursday as an...

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Democrat Rival Calls For Probe Of Coakley Campaign Expenses
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Democrat Rival Calls For Probe Of Coakley Campaign Expenses

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steven Grossman called for a probe of Attorney General Martha Coakley’s campaign expenses on Thursday after reports that Coakley reimbursed the state for...

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Governor Patrick Signs Early Voting Bill Into Law
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Governor Patrick Signs Early Voting Bill Into Law

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill allowing early voting up to 11 days before Election Day, making Massachusetts the 33rd state to embrace early voting.The new law also lets 16- and 17-year-olds...

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Keller @ Large: Small Is Beautiful
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Keller @ Large: Small Is Beautiful

BOSTON (CBS) – In 1973, the book “Small is Beautiful” came out, a collection of essays by a British economist that amid a fair amount of trendy mumbo-jumbo contained an interesting premise: that smaller...

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Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Obama’s Handling Of Scandals
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Obama’s Handling Of Scandals

BOSTON (CBS) – A lot of people were looking for blood when the President Obama walked into the White House briefing room Wednesday.They wanted the boss to fire Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.The president...

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