Grossman kicks off ad season – Drafters beats the drums for Warren, Romney runs – Worcester asked to consider gender identity – Chelsea judge under fire for dismissing case

PAY DAY: Gov. Patrick, who’s leaving office in January without any public plans for what’s next in his career, continues to rake in the dough at his political PAC. From the AP: “During the past three months, Patrick raised more than $127,000 for his Together PAC. The year-to-date total tops $220,000.”   TV SALESMAN: Treasurer […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

State and regional headlines Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, guilty of conspiracy, obstruction – The Boston Globe 11 pot dispensaries expected to open in 2015 $1-an-hour raise nears for 36,000 South Shore residents Frustrated South Shore lobstermen fear impact of new restrictions Former college financial aid head hit with federal […]

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Grossman to launch first TV ad – Cabinet members leap off building – English learners put in Special Ed. – Probation jurors are an inquisitive bunch

INTRODUCING: Treasurer Steve Grossman is set to release his first TV ad today. Grossman will screen the new spot at a restaurant in Dorchester, which his campaign says benefitted from a loan by a program Grossman championed as Treasurer. No details were available on what the ad contains, but look for Grossman to try to […]

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Poll: Coakley v. Baker within the margin – Grossman protests AG’s Partners deal – Guv catches flack for holocaust comment – Baker releases taxes

MIND THE GAP: The poll in this week’s edition of the Globe’s Capitol section puts the race for governor into “margin of error territory”, with Republican Charlie Baker trailing front-running Democrat Martha Coakley by just three percentage points. Coakley’s 39-to-36 lead of Baker in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup is the closest the two have come […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

State and regional headlines Marijuana companies say state misled them about their applications – The Boston Globe Beacon Hill Considers New Abortion Clinic Protection Legislative leaders file bill to counter buffer zone ruling – The Boston Globe Officials: Time for new approach to addiction problem Influx of undocumented children will increase costs for schools Gov. […]

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MBTA pension openness a budget sticking point between Legis and Guv – Planeloads of arrested immigrants shipped to Mass. jails -Clinic safety bill expected soon

SWITCHING TRACKS: Gov. Deval Patrick vetoed a part of the Legislature’s new budget bill that allowed the MBTA pension board to duck the state’s public records law. This comes not very long after the House and Senate approved opening the retirement fund to daylight in the first place, but lawmakers say they made the change […]

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