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Ex-Rhode Island Speaker To Plead Guilty To Federal Charges

Former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is expected to plead guilty to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse.

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Raimondo To Be Inaugurated State’s First Female Governor

Gina Raimondo will be sworn in as Rhode Island's first female governor in a ceremony outside the Statehouse.

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Patrick and Baker Begin Transition Talks

Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and the man who will succeed him, Republican Charlie Baker, have met for first time since Baker's narrow election victory over Martha Coakley.

The two huddled privately for about 45 minutes in Patrick's office on Wednesday to discuss the transition of power on Beacon Hill

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Incumbent Markey Defeats Curren In 9th Bristol District

Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth is thanking his supporters and campaign volunteers for helping him in his victorious re-election campaign.

Markey easily defeated Patrick Curren of Dartmouth in the 9th Bristol District, which includes the town of Dartmouth and two precincts in New Bedford

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Fall River Man Honored For Bravery At Statehouse Ceremony

A Fall River man who rushed into a burning building to alert residents to a fire has been honored with a civilian bravery award given each year on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks

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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sen. Warren: Iraq Solution Must Be Negotiated

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the country doesn't want another war in Iraq.

Warren made her comments to reporters at the Statehouse Friday as the U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisis

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Legislative Committee Studies Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Residents suffering from multiple sclerosis and other chronic illnesses say Gov. Deval Patrick's administration needs to expedite the process for licensing and opening medical marijuana dispensaries so that they can safely purchase the drug

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Governor Urges Compromise On Minimum Wage Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick says he's confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.

Patrick said the difference between the House and Senate bills isn't great

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Patrick Defends Ban On Zohydro

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is defending the state's first-in-the-nation ban on Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, as it faces a federal court lawsuit challenging its constitutionality.

On Tuesday, a federal judge suggested Patrick might have been ``out of line'' in issuing a March 27 executive order banning the drug in Massachusetts

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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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