Latest William F. Galvin News

Ex-Speaker appeals decision barring him from lobbying

Jan. 11, 2020 4:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has sued Secretary of State William Galvin as part of his efforts to register as a Beacon Hill lobbyist. The Boston Globe reports that DiMasi filed the lawsuit Friday in Suffolk Superior Court seeking to reverse Galvin's decision last year...

Gov. Baker ends year with less than $1M in campaign account

Jan. 4, 2020 12:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker ended 2019 with just under $1 million in cash in his campaign account. According to records filed with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance, Baker had about $954,000 in his account as of Dec. 31. That's less than the $1.4 million he reported...

Massachusetts launches automatic voter registration system

Jan. 1, 2020 11:39 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts launched its automatic voter registration system on Wednesday. The new system will automatically update a person's voter registration when that person notifies a state agency like the Registry of Motor Vehicles of a new address or other change in status. Those automatically...

Ex-speaker fails in latest attempt to register as lobbyist

Dec. 26, 2019 7:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A hearing officer has denied an appeal by former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi to a decision that barred him from registering as a Beacon Hill lobbyist after being convicted of federal corruption charges. Peter Cassidy, the hearing officer, issued a ruling Thursday denying...

4 ballot questions heading to Massachusetts lawmakers

Dec. 24, 2019 3:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Four questions on their way to next year's ballot are first heading to state lawmakers to give them a chance to act on the measures before voters weigh in. Supporters of the four proposed laws have already submitted the signatures of more than 80,239 registered voters required by the...

Two former Massachusetts governors top presidential ballots

Dec. 21, 2019 9:43 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters will see some familiar names at the top of their presidential primary ballots when they step into the voting booth next year. The Republican ballot will include three candidates, beginning with former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld who's waging a long-shot effort to...

Insurance salesman accused of preying on seniors for profit

Dec. 18, 2019 5:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say an insurance salesman illegally made millions of dollars by persuading seniors to withdraw from their savings so they could buy insurance policies through his company. Ryan Skinner has been charged with acting as an unregistered investment adviser, according to a...

State alleges precious metals dealer misled investors

Dec. 3, 2019 2:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Securities regulators in Massachusetts have filed a complaint against a precious metals dealer they say convinced at least six investors to liquidate their retirement accounts and buy gold and silver coins, resulting in a $1.7 million total decline in investments. Secretary of the...

Commission: Galvin benefited politically from signs, booklet

Nov. 22, 2019 3:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The State Ethics Commission has found Democratic Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin benefited politically from early voting signs and voter information booklets created by this office. The commission said in a letter Friday the 2018 signs and booklets prominently featured...