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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito continuing to stockpile campaign cash

Apr. 5, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito is continuing to stockpile money in her campaign account. As of the end of March, the Republican reported more than $1.87 million in cash on hand in her account. That’s more than double the $740,000 she reported as an ending balance a year ago. Polito is outpacing...

Fisher Elementary School teacher Karen Wolff, center, of Foxborough, Mass. places Chromebook laptop computers in the trunk of a running vehicle as Principal Brian Bemiss, of Franklin, Mass., looks on, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in front of the school in Walpole, Mass. The Walpole school district, along with other districts in the state, are distributing the Chromebook laptops to families on loan to assist students with home learning while schools are closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Vermont has 1st virus deaths as Connecticut postpones voting

Mar. 19, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

Developments from around New England on the coronavirus pandemic. VERMONT Vermont officials announced the state's first two deaths from the coronavirus on Thursday evening. One was an elderly man from Windsor County who was hospitalized at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction and the other was an elderly...

State monitoring hundreds for possible symptoms of new virus

Mar. 11, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A rundown of coronavirus-related developments in Massachusetts: ___ NUMBER OF CASES UP SLIGHTLY The number of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Massachusetts has ticked up slightly from 92 to 95, the state Department of Public Health said Wednesday. Of the 95, the...

Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Dr. Monica Bharel addresses reporters on coronavirus preparedness and planning at the Statehouse in Boston, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Massachusetts governor enacts state of emergency over virus

Mar. 10, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Here's a rundown of coronavirus-related developments in Massachusetts, as the number of people in the state who have tested positive for the virus stands at 92: STATE OF EMERGENCY Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts as the number of people who have...

Massachusetts House proposes 5-cent per gallon gas tax hike

Feb. 26, 2020 2:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House leaders proposed a 5-cent per gallon gas tax hike on Wednesday as part of a larger bill aimed at increasing funding for transportation. The proposal would also increase fees on ride-hailing services and end the state’s sales tax exemption for the purchase of...

Loretta Haynes, of Cambridge, Mass., shows her sticker, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at the Cambridge City Hall annex, after she voted on the first morning of early voting in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Voters begin casting early ballots in presidential primaries

Feb. 24, 2020 5:54 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts voters began casting early ballots in the presidential primaries on Monday. It's the first time the state has allowed early voting ahead of primary day. Massachusetts is one of more than a dozen states holding their primaries March 3 — so-called Super Tuesday....

This Sept. 20, 2019, photo shows Massachusetts State Rep. David Nangle in Lowell, Mass. Federal officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that Nangle, a Democrat who represents parts of Chelmsford and Lowell, has been arrested and charged with using thousands of dollars in campaign cash to fund personal expenses. (The Lowell Sun via AP)

Indicted state representative resigns committee assignments

Feb. 19, 2020 12:54 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state representative charged with using tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash for golf club dues, casino trips and other personal expenses has resigned from key legislative committees. Democratic Rep. David Nangle was a member of the House Committee on Ethics and the...

This Sept. 20, 2019, photo shows Massachusetts State Rep. David Nangle in Lowell, Mass. Federal officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that Nangle, a Democrat who represents parts of Chelmsford and Lowell, has been arrested and charged with using thousands of dollars in campaign cash to fund personal expenses. (The Lowell Sun via AP)

State representative charged with misusing campaign funds

Feb. 18, 2020 5:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Massachusetts state representative was charged Tuesday with using tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash for golf club dues, casino trips and other personal expenses. David Nangle, a Democrat who sits on the House Committee on Ethics, faces federal charges including wire...