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Walsh says he does not believe O’Brien was guilty in Probation case

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

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“The system got the better of him,” Walsh said of the former Probation commissioner convicted of rigging the agency’s hiring process.

Candidate for governor Don Berwick.

Berwick pitches liberal agenda to business audience

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

House, Senate negotiators agree on Super PAC bill

The multi-faceted campaign finance bill is aimed, in part, at immediately increasing the transparency of super PACs.

Jeff McCormick, Scott Lively bullish on making gov ballot

Venture capital investor Jeffrey McCormick and Christian pastor Scott Lively, two the three independent candidates running for governor, were bullish they would make the November ballot after they said they submitted thousands of signatures to local election officials for certification. The third, Evan Falchuk, has already made the ballot.

State to spend $6.2 million on vault for archives

A top state official defended the money to be spent on a new vault in the state archives building.

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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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Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.



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