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  • Coakley pays $24,000 to settle campaign violations

    Attorney General Martha Coakley's campaign committee has agreed to pay nearly $18,000 to charity as part of an agreement with campaign regulators over payments made with federal committee funds.

  • Grossman debates head of Massachusetts gun lobby

    Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman faced off against the state's gun lobby director in an informal debate Thursday meant to highlight what the Democratic candidate for governor says is the failure of a party primary opponent - Attorney General Martha Coakley - to embrace tougher gun control.

  • Massachusetts candidates stockpiling campaign cash

    The two Democratic candidates In the race to succeed Attorney General Martha Coakley are maintaining significant fundraising leads over the Republican hopeful.

  • Massachusetts suing for-profit college

    Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing a for-profit school, saying it misrepresented its training programs and job placement rates.

  • Bill calls for tougher domestic violence penalties

    Bail for domestic battery suspects would be delayed and the penalties they face toughened under a bill introduced at the Statehouse on Tuesday that also requires judges to undergo more training around domestic violence issues.

  • More than 100 demonstrators stand outside to protest the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital, on Friday, March 28, 2014, in North Adams, Mass. The hospital announced the closure of the community hospital, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Berkshire Eagle, Gillian Jones)

    NW Massachusetts' regional hospital closes

    Financially troubled North Adams Regional Hospital shut down Friday, and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said her office would conduct an investigation into the actions that led to "this rapid closure."

  • Springfield asks court to block casino repeal bid

    A proposed statewide ballot question seeking to repeal Massachusetts' casino gambling law would impinge on the rights of local government, Springfield's mayor argued in a brief filed Tuesday with the state's highest court.

  • Mass. AG to offer webinars on Open Meeting Law

    Attorney General Martha Coakley will offer live web-based trainings on the Open Meeting Law to help public boards and others seeking a better understanding of the law's requirements.

  • Mass. casino foes ask court to allow repeal effort

    Attorney General Martha Coakley erred in excluding from the November state ballot a question that calls for the repeal of the 2011 gambling law, and voters should have the right to decide the issue, casino opponents contended in a court filing Friday.

  • Mass. nixes hike in worker's compensation rates

    The state insurance commissioner has approved a settlement eliminating a proposed increase in workers' compensation insurance rates.

  • Mass. AG backing gay couple in dispute with church

    Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a court brief Thursday in support of a married gay couple who sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for allegedly refusing to sell them a Northbridge mansion because church officials were concerned they would host gay weddings at the site.

  • Grossman faults Coakley on immigrant licenses

    State Treasurer Steve Grossman is faulting Attorney General Martha Coakley for not supporting efforts to allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain drivers licenses.

  • Coakley warns of cuts in mental health programs

    Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, who lost a younger brother to suicide, called on lawmakers Monday to restore proposed cuts in community-based behavioral health programs and help eliminate the stigma attached to mental illness.

  • Coakley hopes to be first woman elected Mass. gov.

    When Martha Coakley graduated from law school, her father gave her a plaque that read "sometimes the best man for the job is a woman." She's spent the past several decades trying to prove him right.

  • Mass. governor hopeful Martha Coakley at a glance

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  • In a debate on NECN-TV during her 2010 re-election campaign, Coakley said she was on the record opposing Patrick's one gun per month proposal.

    Grossman debates head of Massachusetts gun lobby →

  • "These fines sent a clear message that customers deserve better in future storms, and we believe strongly that maintaining the ability to levy these fines is critical to holding utilities accountable on behalf of ratepayers," Attorney General Martha Coakley, whose office argued the case for DPU, said in a statement Monday.

    Utilities appeal millions in fines for 2011 storms →

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