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State Audit: MassHealth Squanders More Than $500 Million

(Associated Press) - A state audit suggests the Massachusetts Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million through unnecessary payments or missed savings opportunities in its managed care program

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“The Donald” Is Running For President

Donald Trump is running for President. The conservative billionaire made it official during a kickoff event in New York City, saying the country is in serious trouble.

Trump is the 12th Republican to enter the 2016 race for the White House

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Equal For All Setback In NC

North Carolina lawmakers voted on June 11th to allow state court officials to refuse to perform marriages if they have a religious objection, a measure that's aimed at same-sex unions.

The Republican-controlled House overrode a veto from Gov

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Governor Charlie Baker speaking in Dartmouth / Jim Phillips TSM

Baker Says Administration Committed To Improving Economy Around The State

Governor Charlie Baker told Southcoast business leaders on Thursday, his administration is committed to improving the economic climate across the Commonwealth.

Speaking at the Chamber's annual Legislative Luncheon at the Hawthorn Country Club in Dartmouth, Baker said comparing the Boston economy to other parts of the state is like night and day

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Third Party Coming

Would you like to see a third political party? If so, is it because the Republicans and Democrats are so much alike, or for other reasons? A lot of Americans think that the two political parties aren't enough for the country, and would like to see another one

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Four New Bedford Businesses To Receive Workforce Training Grants

The Baker Administration is awarding grants totaling almost $400,000 for workforce training at four New Bedford businesses.

The recipients include AHEAD LLC, H-T-P, Nameplates for Industry Inc., and Poyant Signs Inc

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House Speaker Wants Probe Into Patrick’s Trade Missions

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says Massachusetts lawmakers should take a look at reports that former Gov. Deval Patrick used funds from quasi-public state agencies to help pay for trade missions he led as governor

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Former Olympic Skater Michelle Kwan Joins Clinton Campaign

Michelle Kwan is joining Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and will work on outreach programs.

The nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist has worked for the State Department as a U

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Report: US To Send 400-Plus More Troops To Train Iraqis

The Obama administration is about to announce that the U.S. will send more troops to Iraq to boost the training of local forces.

Officials say it's a response to recent setbacks at the hands of the Islamic State militants, and to Baghdad's appeals for more help

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Support Shown For Ending Mandatory Minimum Sentences In Mass.

Proposals for ending mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders is sparking much debate in Massachusetts.

Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants was among those on Beacon Hill Tuesday calling for the elimination of what he called a ``one-size-fits-all'' approach to punishing drug crimes

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