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Probation saga could be a boon for Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker is no stranger to Beacon Hill.

Republicans from William Weld to Mitt Romney have won the governor’s office by crusading against the excesses of Mass. Democrats.

Quiz: The super PAC name game

Test your intuitive skills by matching the ambiguous super PAC name with its beneficiary.

Berwick pitches liberal agenda to business audience

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Donald Berwick spoke to a variety of business leaders at a breakfast on Monday.

Super PAC backing Grossman releases ad targeting Coakley

Martha Coakley’s campaign released a video in response.

Gloves off for Conn. gubernatorial rivals

Tom Foley said he and his rival, Sen. John McKinney, had agreed to run a civil campaign, but McKinney insisted that no agreement was made.

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Tracking the stories that the Massachusetts political community is talking about on Twitter.
Each week SocialSphere, in partnership with The Boston Globe, ranks the most influential political voices on Twitter.
The week in politics and issues
Supporters of proposed ballot initiatives to raise the state’s minimum wage and require more employers to allow workers to earn sick days rallied at the State House last July.

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Unions gaining power in Mass.

This year, unions are savoring a number of victories in the state, including a higher minimum wage and protections for housekeepers.

More from Capital

The first day of drive-through tolls on the Tobin Bridge. More poll respondents favored an increase in fees and taxes if the proceeds would go to repairs of local roadways.

Weekly Poll

Voters would pay for road fixes — close to home

Mass. voters are sensitive to whether their taxes will go toward infrastructure upgrades nearby, a new Boston Globe poll finds.

// From candidates’ spouses, unusual campaign encounters

We asked the spouses of the candidates for governor to tell us something voters might not know about the candidates.

Rock stars they’re not, but candidates go on tour

Political tours help candidates garner media coverage for what could otherwise seem like just another event to hear from residents.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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// Quiz: Official Massachusetts symbols

The Legislature has designated a large collection of official state symbols over the years. See how many you know.

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

Jim O'Sullivan

Jim O’Sullivan writes about politics for The Boston Globe. Previously, he was White House correspondent and chief analyst for National Journal in Washington, D.C.

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