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STILL WAITING. WHY IS BAKER REFUSING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS DECISION TO SEND JOBS TO INDIA?

SOMERVILLE – Thursday, October 16, 2014 - After revelations that Charlie Baker allowed 200 Massachusetts jobs to be outsourced to India as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Baker has repeatedly refused to answer direct questions about why he chose to allow this to happen. The shipment of those jobs overseas happened in 2006 when the company was on solid financial footing and well after the turnaround of the company from receivership in 1999. Read More...


MARTHA COAKLEY ANNOUNCES PLAN TO CREATE MASSACHUSETTS PREPAREDNESS COUNCIL

SOMERVILLE – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Martha Coakley today announced that as Governor she will convene a team of experts to evaluate the Commonwealth's current emergency response protocols, assess continuing challenges, and identify how the state's response to emergencies can be improved. Coakley is proposing the Preparedness Council in the face of emerging public safety and health challenges, including the threat of ebola around the world. Read More...


WHERE'S CHARLIE ONCE AGAIN? BAKER A "NO-SHOW" AT IMPORTANT FORUM WITH IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY

CHARLESTOWN - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Tonight, Republican Charlie Baker failed to show-up at an important forum hosted by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) at Bunker Hill Community College focused on immigration, justice and equality. Baker had previously confirmed his attendance to organizers. Read More...


BREAKING: BAKER OUTSOURCED JOBS TO INDIA WHILE AT HARVARD PILGRIM

SOMERVILLE - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - This week, Charlie Baker launched television advertisements touting his job creation credentials. Yet he fails to mention his record of outsourcing over 600 jobs while CEO of Harvard Pilgrim, including moving some IT and help desk jobs from Massachusetts to India. Baker, donning a tuxedo for the occasion, went on to accept an “Outsourcing Excellence Award” in 2008 while touting the benefits of the outsourcing program. Read More...


STATEMENT ON CHARTER SCHOOL DECISION

SOMERVILLE - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Martha Coakley today issued the following statement on the news that no new charter schools were approved this year: "Today's news that all new charter school proposals were rejected is disappointing, and I am calling on the Department of Education to reconsider the decision. Families and children in Brockton and Fitchburg deserved better. We shouldn't let a technicality get in the way of offering increased opportunities to our children in school distr... Read More...


THE WELFARE REFORM RECORD CHARLIE BAKER IS NOT TALKING ABOUT ON THE TRAIL

SOMERVILLE – Monday, October 13, 2014 - As the Boston Globe noted today, Charlie Baker has stressed the 1990s wedge issue of welfare reform as a priority during this campaign, despite the fact that most “reforms” to the system were already passed by the Legislature a few months ago. But one thing Baker and his supporters are not talking about is his own record on welfare reform as both a Secretary in the Weld administration and during his 2010 campaign. Read More...


ICYMI: Karyn Polito Running out the Clock on Debates

BOSTON – Sunday, October 12, 2014 – With each passing day, it becomes clearer Charlie Baker’s radical Republican hand-picked running mate is hoping to dodge Steve Kerrigan’s call for six debates around the state. Today, the Sentinel & Enterprise laid bare the Baker campaign’s clear strategy of keeping Polito under wraps so she doesn’t have to answer for her record of votes opposed to equality. The Sentinel piece noted the lengths they went to schedule a deb... Read More...


PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON TO HEADLINE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN SUPPORT OF MARTHA COAKLEY AND STEVE KERRIGAN

WORCESTER – Friday, October 10, 2014 – President Bill Clinton will join Democratic nominee for governor Martha Coakley and her running-mate for Lieutenant Governor Steve Kerrigan for a campaign rally at Clark University in Worcester on Thursday, October 16. Doors will open to the public at 2:00 p.m. Read More...


ICYMI: FACT-CHECK FINDS BAKER'S RECORD ON CHILD WELFARE NOT WHAT HE SAYS IT IS

BOSTON - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - The Boston Globe today fact-checked Republican Charlie Baker's record on child welfare issues, revealing that during his time in state government, caseloads went up and resources were taken away from the then-struggling child protection agency. Read More...


MARTHA COAKLEY, STEVE KERRIGAN OUTLINE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND COMPETITIVENESS IN MASSACHUSETTS

BOSTON - Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan today outlined a comprehensive, inclusive and forward-looking plan to turn the Massachusetts economy around and give everyone a fair shot at opportunity. The plan focuses on making strategic investments in our workforce, building economic growth in each region, creating a fairer and more competitive business climate, and promoting fairness for all workers. Read More...

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