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Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts

Nov. 15, 2022 13:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A record 12 women will take their seats as their state's highest-ranking elected officials when the nation's governors are sworn in this winter. The number tops the high mark set in 2004 of nine, with The Associated Press' calling the Arizona governor's...

Massachusetts Gov. Baker pledges smooth transition of power

Nov. 09, 2022 18:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Hours after she was elected governor of Massachusetts, Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey met with Republican Gov. Charlie Baker at the Statehouse to discuss the upcoming transfer of power. Healey's election made history. She is the first woman and the first...

Voters approve 'millionaire tax,' licenses for undocumented

Nov. 09, 2022 13:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters have approved an amendment to the state constitution that will increase taxes on those earning more than $1 million a year, and they've opted to let immigrants who are in the country illegally get driver's licenses. The “millionaire tax”...

Democrat Bill Keating wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 04:35 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Bill Keating wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District.

Democrat Richard Neal wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 04:32 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Richard Neal wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District.

Democrat Seth Moulton wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 04:28 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Seth Moulton wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.

Democrat Lori Trahan wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 04:26 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Lori Trahan wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District.

2022 midterms live updates: Latest election news from AP

Nov. 09, 2022 03:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-ground updates on the 2022 U.S. midterm elections from The Associated Press. Live updates — all times Eastern — are produced by Ashraf Khalil, Annie Ma, Aamer Madhani, Chris Megerian, Mallika Sen and AP journalists around the country. ...

Millionaire tax, drivers license questions too early to call

Nov. 09, 2022 00:57 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two closely watched ballot questions in Massachusetts — one that would create a tax aimed at millionaires and another that would repeal a law allowing those in the country illegally to obtain a state driver's license — remained too early to call early Wednesday. ...

Democrat Katherine Clark wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 00:41 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Katherine Clark wins reelection to U.S. House in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.