Politics Reporter, MassLive.com, Springfield Republican
masslive.com — WEST SPRINGFIELD - Now that they have reinstalled a statue of the Virgin Mary at the South Boulevard traffic circle, her supporters are collecting signatures to put the issue of whether she may remain there permanently before the voters. "We want to put it on the ballot and vote on it.
masslive.com — Senate candidates Edward Markey, a Democrat, and Gabriel Gomez, a Republican, have agreed to two Boston area debates. Markey still has not agreed to participate in a debate in Springfield sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Media Consortium, which includes The Republican/MassLive.com.
California billionaire Tom Steyer's environmental group returns to Massachusetts to boost Ed Markey's campaignmasslive.com — A group funded by a California billionaire protesting the Keystone XL pipeline is returning to Massachusetts to support Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Edward Markey in the general election. NextGen Committee, which was created by hedge fund founder and environmental activist Tom Steyer, spent around $290,000 opposing Democratic U.S. Rep.
masslive.com — BOSTON - Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray said on Wednesday he will resign his post on Beacon Hill early next month to become chief of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, launching a new career as a business leader in his hometown.
masslive.com — WORCESTER - Board members arrived at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Wednesday amid reports that Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray would be resigning his post to become the chief executive officer of the chamber.
At IRS scandal hearing, Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch says 'there will be hell to pay' if special prosecutor is needed to find truthmasslive.com — At the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting on the scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., on Wednesday warned IRS officials to come clean or else. Lynch, who recently lost the special U.S.
masslive.com — Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray will resign as lieutenant governor to take a job as Chief Executive Officer of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, an administration official confirmed Wednesday. The chamber plans to vote at noon on whether to hire Murray, and Murray's resignation will be contingent on that vote.
masslive.com — SPRINGFIELD - Faced with recent memories of a tornado here, a group of Western Massachusetts media outlets and other partners are working with the American Red Cross to raise money to help the victims of the Monday's tornado in Oklahoma.
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