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Money talks

To hear our state legislators talk lately, Beacon Hill is all about reforming the sketchy, poorly governed relationships between lawmakers and lobbyists.
Can Beacon Hill reform itself when the State Senate President and the new House Speaker rake in so much lobbyist cash?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 04, 2009
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Dianne's special deal

Undeterred by her Democratic primary loss to opponent Sonia Chang-Díaz, State Senator Dianne Wilkerson is forging ahead in a sticker campaign to win re-election of her Second Suffolk seat in the state legislature.  
State Senator Dianne Wilkerson already has amassed a list of embarrassing political pratfalls. The Phoenix uncovers two more situations that should cause concern on the cusp of the election.
By TED SIEFER  |  October 22, 2008
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Blunt object

Question 2 supporters claim Massachusetts district attorneys committed “at least 15 violations of Massachusetts campaign-finance and election laws” in the runup to the marijuana-decriminalization vote. 
The political fight over a November marijuana-reform ballot question has sparked a Battle of the Bong
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 24, 2008
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Massachusetts pols with money in hand but no place to go

Had John Kerry decided to run for president again, the state’s political floodgates were ready to open.
Campaign finance
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 31, 2007
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Samiyah gets spooky. Plus, who on earth is John Kelleher?

With all due respect to the various candidates for governor, the state Senate race in the Second Suffolk district is probably the most fascinating electoral contest of ’06.
Second Suffolk update
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 30, 2006
CHARGE: Wondering where Romney and his staff have been?

The presidential hunt

Mitt Romney and his staff don’t leave home without their American Express cards — which gives the rest of us a chance to see exactly how, and where, they’ve been spending their gubernatorial campaign funds.
Mitt  Romney charges up the national campaign trail
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 14, 2006