GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

A polling place in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, on primary election day in March 2016.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

There are important contested races in western Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know as we head toward the general election on November 6.

Miguel Torres said his wife’s deportation didn’t come as a complete surprise. Glenda Cardenas Caballero was undocumented and had a order of deportation from 2005. He said the family had tried for years to find a way for her to stay. 

Marijuana plants.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has granted final licenses to a pair of independent testing laboratories. 

Temperature Rising In Conn. Gubernatorial Debate

Oct 19, 2018

Republican Bob Stefanowski’s bold promise to eliminate Connecticut’s income tax over eight years came under withering attack Thursday by Democrat Ned Lamont and Oz Griebel, a petitioning candidate struggling to be taken seriously in the waning weeks of the race for governor.

This year, ballot Question 2 asks Massachusetts residents to consider whether or not corporations have the same constitutional rights as people.

It’s been a much-debated topic in and out of courtrooms since as far back as the late 1800s, and more recently, following the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

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