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Coakley To Pay Fine for Campaign Finance Violations on Her Federal Committee Expenditures

Coakley To Pay Fine for Campaign Finance Violations on Her Federal Committee Expenditures

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) has concluded that State Attorney General Martha Coakley’s state campaign committee was not in compliance with the campaign finance laws when her…

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

By: Jerry Robito – April, 2014 The position of Sheriff should not be held by a career politician. Instead, it should be held by a law enforcement professional who has…

Most fundraising and spending records broken in 2013 mayoral elections

Most fundraising and spending records broken in 2013 mayoral elections

All major mayoral fundraising and expenditure records, which former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino held during his 21 years as mayor, were eclipsed during the 2013 election, according to a study…

Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

Billerica Selectmen Accomando and Gagliardi Support Censorship

By: Scott MacDonald – April 2014 On Monday March 19th, five Billerica selectmen candidates met for a final videotaped debate before the April 5th election. The debate touched on many…

Stewart Tops Ticket , Incumbents Reelected to North Andover Board of Selectmen

Stewart Tops Ticket , Incumbents Reelected to North Andover Board of Selectmen

By: Tom Duggan|March 25, 2014 Long time North Andover Selectman Don Stewart topped the ticket in Tuesday’s race to fill two seats on the Board of Selectmen. Stewart placed first…

Ironworkers PAC Pays $20,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

Ironworkers PAC Pays $20,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

  The Ironworkers Union Local 7 PAC has made a $20,000 payment to the state’s general fund to resolve several campaign finance violations, including the failure to disclose more than…

Roofing Company Agrees to Pay $45,000 for Trying to Conceal Contributions To Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Roofing Company Agrees to Pay $45,000 for Trying to Conceal Contributions To Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Reliable Roofing and Sheet Metal, a Framingham-based company, made a $45,000 payment to the state’s general fund to settle campaign finance matters concerning prohibited corporate campaign contributions to Martin Walsh’s…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 8, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, March 8, 2014

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 1  (right click to save to your IPOD or desktop) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOUR 2 Today Tom and Paul talked about the Valley Patriot’s…

Mass. Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges that Former State Representative Demetrius Atsalis Violated Financial Disclosure Law

Mass. Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Division Alleges that Former State Representative Demetrius Atsalis Violated Financial Disclosure Law

Atsalis Failed to timely file his 2012 financial disclosure statement The Enforcement Division of the State Ethics Commission today issued an Order to Show Cause (“OTSC”) alleging that former State Representative…

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

The days of public officials refusing to comply with the state’s public records law are almost over. So says State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D), Newburyport who told the Valley…

Martha Coakley – Against Sunshine and For Hiding Public Malfeasance

Martha Coakley – Against Sunshine  and For Hiding Public Malfeasance

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – February, 2014 Attorney General Martha Coakley made a lot of noise prior to her last election about public entities not being allowed to force nondisclosure agreements…

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – After Denying benefits to Sullivan Officials Lantigua Hands out Cash to Cronies

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – After Denying benefits to Sullivan Officials Lantigua Hands out Cash to Cronies

$66K LAST MINUTE CASHOUT FOR LANTIGUA CRONIES By: Tom Duggan – February, 2014 Four Lawrence city workers took home checks totaling more than $66,000 for unused sick and vacation time…

Transportation Bond Bill – State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D), Methuen

Transportation Bond Bill – State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D), Methuen

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – February, 2014 With a seasoned delegation and a firm commitment to transportation linked to economic development, the Merrimack Valley saw many important local…

Suffolk Register of Probate Patricia Campatelli Pays $10,000 for Campaign Finance Violations, Cannot Recover Personal Expenses

Suffolk Register of Probate Patricia Campatelli Pays $10,000 for Campaign Finance Violations, Cannot Recover Personal Expenses

Suffolk Register of Probate Patricia Campatelli of Boston has paid $10,000 to the state’s general fund to resolve several campaign finance issues, according to a disposition agreement between the candidate…

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

After long Absence, Barry Finegold Returns Swinging!

By: Peter Larocque – February 2014 You probably have heard of some movies titles like, “The Return of Batman” or “Superman Returns”, well just like these, State Senator Barry Finegold…