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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Waltham Patch will bring you continuous coverage of this year's elections.
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Watertown Democrat John Lawn faces Republican challenger Francis Stanton of Waltham.
State Rep. John Lawn won a special election for the 10th Middlesex State Representative seat last year, and the Watertown Democrat is being challenged by Waltham Republican Francis Stanton. The district covers parts of Waltham, Watertown and Newton. Patch interviewed both candidates, and here's what they said: 1) What are you top three priorities? 1. Repeal the new Health Care Cost control bill which will do nothing to limit costs and everything to raise the cost of health care. 2. Turn Taxachusetts back to Massachusetts 3. Ensure that cities and towns get first bids on any state land that may become available within that city or town’s boundaries. 2) How will you help promote business and increase the number of jobs in the district? …
Find out what your vote on Question 1 will mean.
On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote on three questions along with the state and federal political races. Question 1, also known as Right to Repair, is asking voters whether all owners should have access to repair manuals and diagnostic information for their vehicles. "This proposed law would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer’s dealers and in-state authorized repair facilities," the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website says. According to the website, a "yes" vote on Question 1 …
The candidates are into their final push, reaching out to voters in all sorts of ways.
We have just days left until election day, and each campaign is into the final stretch. In many cases, that includes an overwhelming amount of contact with voters, from phone calls to roadside "visibilities," to flyers in the mail and (what can feel like) endless television ads. Regardless of your political stripe, you have likely been subject to this. Which part of the final push has bugged you the most? Which candidate have you heard from the most? Tell us in the comments section below.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Governor's Councilor Marilyn Pettito Devaney of Watertown is challenged by Thomas Sheff of Newton.
Democrat Marilyn Pettito Devaney of Watertown faces Thomas Sheff of Newton, who is running as an independent, in the race for the Third District councilor on the Governor's Council. The district includes the communities of Acton, Arlington, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boston (Alston/Brighton, Beacon Hill & Southend), Boxborough,Brookline, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Harvard, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Newton, Northborough, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Westborough, Weston and Woburn. Patch interviewed both candidates, asking them the same questions. Here is what the said. 1) What are your top three priorities? I will narrow it down to the …
The following was submitted by a Waltham City Councilor.
The following was submitted by City Councilor Diane LeBlanc. Mayor Jeannette McCarthy and the City’s 15 Councilors will be voting No on Question 2 and they are urging Waltham residents and residents across the state to do the same. While it is not common for elected officials to speak out on ballot questions, they are making an exception because of the life and death issue at stake, and what they unanimously agree, are gross flaws in the proposed law. The flaws causing concern for all are: Patients are not REQUIRED to consult a psychiatrist or palliative care/hospice experts, or to notify family members, even though many terminally ill patients suffer from depression. Further, there is no doctor present when the patient takes the lethal…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Find out what your vote on Question 2 will mean.
On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote on three questions along with the state and federal political races. Question 2 asks whether doctors should be allowed to prescribe medication to end an individual's life. "This proposed law would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient’s request, to end that patient’s life," the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website says. According to the website, a "yes" vote would allow for the prescription of life-ending medication. A "no" vote would make no change to the current law and keep the practice illegal.
Find out what a yes or no vote on Question 3 will mean.
On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote on three questions along with the state and federal political races. Question 3 is regarding the legalization of medical marijuana. "This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition," the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website says. According to the website a "yes" vote would allow for patients to smoke marijuana if it is prescribed by a doctor. A "no" vote would make no change to the current law and keep the practice illegal. Do you support or oppose this? Tell us in the comments section below.