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Professors encourage wealthy to donate tax cuts

By Sam Hayes

January 24, 2011

Filed under Miscellaneous, Politics

Frustrated by Congress’ Dec. 17 extension of Bush-era tax cuts across all income brackets, three Cornell and Yale professors created a new website, GiveItBackForJobs.org, to urge wealthy Americans to give their tax cuts to c...

Cabinet members laud education tax credit

By Sam Butterfield

January 20, 2011

Filed under Politics

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met Thursday with a group of Washington, D.C., students, parents and educators at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School to discuss initiatives the Obama Administrat...

Deval Patrick reelected

By Sam Butterfield

November 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

The people of Massachusetts decided Tuesday that Deval Patrick deserved a second term as their governor, sending the one-term incumbent back to Beacon Hill with about 48 percent of the vote. Patrick survived an intense challenge...

Election Results: U.S. Congressional Representatives

By Collegian News Staff

November 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

District 1 Democrat John Olver has been re-elected for another term in the Massachusetts First Congressional District. Olver defeated Republican candidate Bill Gunn of Ware and Michael Engel of Easthampton in Tuesday's ele...

Mass. voters opt for cheaper booze, reject two other questions

By Sam Butterfield

November 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

Massachusetts voters decided Tuesday to eliminate the sales tax on alcohol, while keeping the Commonwealth’s sales tax at 6.25 percent and voting not to eliminate a law which allows developers to obtain one permit to build low...

Decision 2010: Election Night

By Chris Shores

November 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

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Decision 2010: Bay State voters choose between “generational responsibility” and limited government

By Sam Butterfield

November 1, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News, Politics

After months of fierce campaigning, millions of dollars in advertising, and one of the most intriguing, contested governor’s races in recent memory, it all comes down to Tuesday. Today, the people of Massachusetts will decide wh...

District 7 race pits incumbent Markey against newcomer Dembrowski

By Cameron Ford

November 1, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

With election day 2010 finally upon us, politicians in every district across the country are heating up their campaigns, and Massachusetts’ District 7 is no exception. The District 7 seat in the House of Representatives is...

Tom Wesley challenges longtime Congressman Richard Neal in 2nd District

By Alyssa Creamer

November 1, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

Today’s election results will reveal who ends up victorious in the 2nd Congressional District race between Hopedale Republican Tom Wesley and incumbent Springfield Democrat Richard Neal, who has held the seat since 1989 and...

Question 3 divides voters over rolling back sales tax

By Katie Byrne

November 1, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

What your vote does, according to "Massachusetts Information for Voters 2010 Ballot Questions" published by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin: A YES VOTE would reduce the state sales and use tax rates to 3...

Video: Deval Patrick visits UMass and gives pre-election talk

By Rachel Tumin

October 29, 2010

Filed under Politics, Videos

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Gov. Patrick makes appeal to students in visit to UMass

By Sam Butterfield

October 28, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

Governor Deval Patrick, locked in a tight race for reelection, visited the University of Massachusetts yesterday, speaking for about 15 minutes to a relatively small crowd of supporters, UMass Democrats, professors and locals. ...