The week in politics and issues

Mark Allen Miller for the Boston Globe

A whole new world of campaign tech

Digital in 2016 will be faster, more intense, and more mobile than it was in 2008, and that has repercussions for how campaigns will unfold. By Meg Heckman

Lobbyist Jim Major.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff

Special education advocate scores funding victory — for now

For four decades, Jim Major has been an advocate for Chapter 766 schools that provide private special education.

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Brian Herr was elected to the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen, while campaign finance questions caught up to Frank Guinta.

Political intelligence

Drug abuse could be sleeper issue in 2016

There is a drumbeat growing in both parties that could move the highly personal, painful matter of drug addiction to the national agenda.

Overheard

Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts politics.

Capital Source

Jane Swift swings by State House

The former acting governor made a brief visit to her old stomping ground last week during her daughter’s field trip.

Capital Source

Presidential hopefuls back away from Frank Guinta

The GOP representative was in demand until last week, when he acknowledged he broke campaign finance laws.

Capital Source

Time capsule will return to State House in June

On June 17 a group of Masons and elected officials will participate in the placement of the time capsule beneath the cornerstone.

Capital Source

Pork-fighting senator wants perks for home district

Newly elected House member Ryan Fattman went charging up to Beacon Hill four years ago vowing to find “the pork in the budget.”

Capital Source

Stuffed ‘Bernie Bear’ sells for $80 with hair included

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company has created a teddy bear in US Senator Bernie Sanders’ likeness -- including his hair.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Ground Game

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Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.

The 2014 election

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Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

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.

Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

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.

Policy writer

Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.

 

Globe opinion writers

Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.

 

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