Attorney General Martha Coakley

Reaction Rolling In To SJC Decision
Reaction is pouring in after the state's highest court ruled that a question seeking to repeal the Massachusetts casino gambling law could appear on the November state ballot.
Repeal advocates gathered in front of the State House Tuesday afternoon...
State’s Highest Court Says Vote On Casinos Can Go Forward
Massachusetts' highest court says voters can decide the fate of the state's casino gambling law. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a question calling for repeal of the 2011 law can be on the November ballot. The ruling overturns Attorney General Martha Coakley's finding that the proposed…
Hearing On Gun Control Bill Attracts Large Crowd At Statehouse
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.
State Rep. George Peterson told a legislative panel Tuesday that while he supports parts of the bill unveiled last week by Democratic House Speaker Rob…
DeLeo And Coakley File Domestic Violence Bill
Bail for accused domestic batterers would be delayed and judges would be required to undergo training on domestic violence issues under a bill introduced at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
 
    House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley say the legislation unveiled Tuesday was spurr…
Grand Jury Indicts Two In Human Trafficking Case
Two Fall River residents have been indicted in connection with a human trafficking ring on the SouthCoast  Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Friday that 38 year old Olivia "Missy" Lara was indicted by a Bristol County grand jury on three counts of trafficking in p…
Patrick: No Reset Of Medical Marijuana Proposals
Gov. Deval Patrick says he does not believe the process of selecting medical marijuana dispensaries should start again from scratch.
 
    Patrick told reporters on Monday that none of the 20 applicants approved so far have been granted licenses to operate dispensaries and won&apos…
Teens Demand Summer Job Funding
More than 1,000 teens from across Massachusetts have marched to the Statehouse to press for more funding for youth summer jobs programs.
 Protesters rallied at the Old South Church in Boston Thursday afternoon before heading to the Statehouse to push lawmakers to back up to $24...
Protect Your Home From a Casino
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has asked state gambling regulators to bar casinos from placing liens on the homes of people with unpaid gambling debts.
The Boston Globe reports that Coakley, in a letter to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday wrote, "Protecting against pr…

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