Next week’s big statewide election is fast approaching. To help you quickly get up to speed on the governor’s race, ballot questions, and all the polling, I’ve put together a pre-election reading list, featuring materials I’ve written over the last few months along with some recommendations for other useful sources.
Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley managed to give direct, detailed, and meaty answers on a wide variety of subjects.
Want to know where the candidates stand? Here’s one approach: Listen to what they say. Here’s a breakdown of the words appear most frequently on each candidate’s website.
Charlie Baker’s proposal is far more expensive than he has admitted, and Martha Coakley’s plan is less ambitious than her rhetoric suggests.
Here’s another place where the candidates disagree: which workers should get guaranteed paid sick time.
Come November, Massachusetts voters get to decide whether all workers should have the right to earn sick time.
Before Steve Wynn can break ground in Everett he’ll have to convince Massachusetts voters to support him.
In recent months, political scientists and professional pollsters around Massachusetts have been engaged in a tense debate about how polling affects voters.
Massachusetts will soon implement early voting, but there’s a strong consensus among researchers that it doesn’t work.
Polls had predicted the correct winners in major races, but they were wrong in other, important ways.
Just because Congress is doing less, that doesn’t mean less is getting done. It just means states have to lead.
A recent report ranks Massachusetts the 37th most transparent state when it comes to budgeting.
For the past 56 years, Democrats have not only maintained their majority in Massachusetts but also expanded it.
• Everything from the Boston Globe’s Capital team
• WBUR’s Poll Vault
• WGBH’s Mass. Politics Profs
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