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Mass. Motorcycle Riders To Receive Insurance Rebates

State Attorney General Martha Coakley says thousands of Massachusetts motorcycle owners will receive insurance refunds from the state's largest automobile insurer for overcharges on their policies

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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

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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

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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 Robert DeLeo, other elements chip away at Second Amendment rights

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Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Grossman Calls for Investigation Of Coakley’s Campaign Expenses

One of Attorney General Martha Coakley's opponents in the Democratic race for governor is calling for an independent investigation of her campaign expenses.

State Treasurer Steven Grossman suggested Thursday that the state inspector general review what he said was Coakley's ``failure to reimburse taxpayers in an appropriate and timely fashion

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TSM - Speaker Robert DeLeo in New Bedford

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 spurred by the case involving Jared Remy, who's charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel

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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 persons under the age of 18 for sexual servitude

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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't be until they verify all the information they provided in their applications

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Getty Images - Teens working during the summer.

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

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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 predatory lending and overly aggressive debt collection in the gaming industry is critical, because the odds are stacked against the patron being able to earn back the value of the loan

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