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Election 2018 Results: Maura Healey defeats challenger in race for state attorney general

Election 2018 Results: Maura Healey defeats challenger in race for state attorney general By Aviva Luttrell | November 6, 2018 Incumbent Democrat Maura Healey has been reelected as the state's Attorney General in a victory over Republican challenger James "Jay" McMahon during Tuesday's midterm election. Final results are not yet available, but Healey had a decisive lead. "I loved being your attorney general, I am so lucky I [...]

November 6th, 2018|

AG to host ‘Knock the Vote’ rally Saturday

AG to host 'Knock the Vote' rally Saturday NEWBURYPORT — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will host a “Knock the Vote” rally Saturday at 10 a.m. at 24R Pleasant St. The event is one of 14 Healey will be hosting in communities around the state this weekend to encourage residents to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 6. midterm election. Healey is also in town to [...]

November 3rd, 2018|

EDITORIAL: Maura Healey for Attorney General

EDITORIAL: Maura Healey for Attorney General By THE LOWELL SUN | 11/2/2018 Attorney General Maura Healey and her staff can cite numerous accomplishments during her four-year tenure, but she realizes there's still much more to be done. As the state's chief law-enforcement officer, Healey, a Democrat, sued a major opioid painkiller manufacturer, shuttered doctors who overprescribed those drugs, made the overdose antidote Narcan available to [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

OPINION: Vote Healey for AG to thwart gun violence

OPINION: Vote Healey for AG to thwart gun violence Gun deaths in the United States are 30 times higher than in other Western industrialized nations. Massachusetts, however, a state with very strong gun laws, has the lowest number of firearm deaths in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the safest place to live in a country wracked by gun violence. [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Republican endorses Healey for new term as attorney general (Editorial)

Republican endorses Healey for new term as attorney general (Editorial) The Republican Editorial Board Endorsement | October 27, 2018 When Maura Healey is described as an aggressive attorney general and a consumer protection activist, she doesn't flinch from the labels, she embraces them. Her political opponents say Healey has taken the AG office too far to the political left, but Healey has a strong track [...]

October 27th, 2018|

OUR VIEW: Maura Healey has been the active AG state deserves

OUR VIEW: Maura Healey has been the active AG state deserves STANDARD-TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD ENDORSEMENT | October 25, 2018 Four years ago, Maura Healey said she wanted to be “the people’s lawyer” and she has been all of that. An activist attorney general, Healey has been a vocal advocate for consumers, workers and those in need of civil rights protections. She has gone after the [...]

October 26th, 2018|

Boston Globe: Maura Healey deserves a second term as Mass. attorney general

Maura Healey deserves a second term as Mass. attorney general BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL BOARD ENDORSEMENT | October 20, 2018 Maura Healey has been an energetic, effective attorney general on both the state and federal level in her first term — and one good term deserves another. She has led an efficient office that’s always ready to do battle against institutional bullies on behalf of the [...]

October 20th, 2018|

Vice News She’s Running Series: Meet Maura Healey

Vice News She's Running Series: Meet Maura Healey By Taylor Dolven | September 26, 2018 “See you in court!” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said to cheers as she stood on the Boston Common on January 21, 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was the Women’s March and the birth of a nationwide, women-led opposition to the new administration. For Healey, that day [...]

September 26th, 2018|

Maura announces first-of-its-kind online education app to teach kids about drug abuse

Maura announces first-of-its-kind online education app to teach kids about drug abuse By: Nicholas Aresco | September 18, 2018 A new state program is focused on keeping kids off opioids. Middle schools across western Massachusetts will soon launch an online-app to help students recognize their risk for substance abuse. "It helps them think about what kind of personality they have, how they handle stress, and how they [...]

September 18th, 2018|

Attorney General Maura Healey meets Girls Inc. teens in summer jobs program in Worcester

Attorney General Maura Healey meets Girls Inc. teens in summer jobs program in Worcester By Cyrus Moulton | Aug 1, 2018 WORCESTER - Attorney General Maura Healey visited Girls Inc. of Worcester on Wednesday to meet with teenagers who have benefited from $12,000 in grant funding awarded to three local organizations providing summer jobs. The attorney general’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program provides young people [...]

August 1st, 2018|

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Election 2018 Results: Maura Healey defeats challenger in race for state attorney general

Election 2018 Results: Maura Healey defeats challenger in race for state attorney general By Aviva Luttrell | November 6, 2018 Incumbent Democrat Maura Healey has been reelected as the state's Attorney General in a victory over Republican challenger James "Jay" McMahon during Tuesday's midterm election. Final results are not yet available, but Healey had a decisive lead. "I loved being your attorney general, I am so lucky I get to do this job and I am so happy I get to do it for four more years," she told a packed room at the Democratic Party's election night celebration. Healey was elected as the state's Attorney General in 2014 and has repeatedly challenged the Trump administration's policies in court, including the separation of immigrant families [...]

November 6th, 2018|

AG to host ‘Knock the Vote’ rally Saturday

AG to host 'Knock the Vote' rally Saturday NEWBURYPORT — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will host a “Knock the Vote” rally Saturday at 10 a.m. at 24R Pleasant St. The event is one of 14 Healey will be hosting in communities around the state this weekend to encourage residents to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 6. midterm election. Healey is also in town to endorse Jennifer Rocco-Runnion, Democratic candidate for state representative for the 1st Essex District communities of Amesbury, Newburyport, and Salisbury. Rocco-Runnion is running against incumbent Rep. James Kelcourse, R-Amesbury, who is seeking his third term. To RSVP for the Knock the Vote rally, see tinyurl.com/knockthevote. NEWBURYPORT — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will host [...]

November 3rd, 2018|

EDITORIAL: Maura Healey for Attorney General

EDITORIAL: Maura Healey for Attorney General By THE LOWELL SUN | 11/2/2018 Attorney General Maura Healey and her staff can cite numerous accomplishments during her four-year tenure, but she realizes there's still much more to be done. As the state's chief law-enforcement officer, Healey, a Democrat, sued a major opioid painkiller manufacturer, shuttered doctors who overprescribed those drugs, made the overdose antidote Narcan available to first responders, significantly increased drug-trafficking resources, and expanded substance-use prevention programs for children as part of her efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. That said, she has no illusions about what it will take to root out this addictive scourge, which has impacted families throughout the state. She has advocated for and secured additional pre-emptive investments to [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

OPINION: Vote Healey for AG to thwart gun violence

OPINION: Vote Healey for AG to thwart gun violence Gun deaths in the United States are 30 times higher than in other Western industrialized nations. Massachusetts, however, a state with very strong gun laws, has the lowest number of firearm deaths in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the safest place to live in a country wracked by gun violence. This is not “fake news,” but fact-based hard data from nonpolitical, reliable sources. The conclusion? Strong gun laws save lives. I urge all for whom the safety of our children is a priority to re-elect Maura Healey, a forceful advocate for gun safety. She has: • Enforced the assault weapons ban of 1998 after 10,000 “copycat” weapons [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Republican endorses Healey for new term as attorney general (Editorial)

Republican endorses Healey for new term as attorney general (Editorial) The Republican Editorial Board Endorsement | October 27, 2018 When Maura Healey is described as an aggressive attorney general and a consumer protection activist, she doesn't flinch from the labels, she embraces them. Her political opponents say Healey has taken the AG office too far to the political left, but Healey has a strong track record of seeing her actions stand up to court tests. She has also been a voice for constituents who need one, and with the November 6 election looming, she has earned another term as Massachusetts attorney general. Healey has pursued gun regulations that do not take weapons from lawful owners, but bring a sense of reason to [...]

October 27th, 2018|

OUR VIEW: Maura Healey has been the active AG state deserves

OUR VIEW: Maura Healey has been the active AG state deserves STANDARD-TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD ENDORSEMENT | October 25, 2018 Four years ago, Maura Healey said she wanted to be “the people’s lawyer” and she has been all of that. An activist attorney general, Healey has been a vocal advocate for consumers, workers and those in need of civil rights protections. She has gone after the Trump administration as it has tried systematically to dismantle government health, education and environmental programs that have been the great hallmarks of American and Massachusetts society over the last half century. Healey points out that her office is not just an expensive government-run program. In fact, it brought back over $800 million last year over a variety [...]

October 26th, 2018|

Boston Globe: Maura Healey deserves a second term as Mass. attorney general

Maura Healey deserves a second term as Mass. attorney general BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL BOARD ENDORSEMENT | October 20, 2018 Maura Healey has been an energetic, effective attorney general on both the state and federal level in her first term — and one good term deserves another. She has led an efficient office that’s always ready to do battle against institutional bullies on behalf of the powerless and the underprivileged, and which regularly intervenes on behalf of Massachusetts citizens in banking, business, and regulatory matters. On the national stage, meanwhile, she has led or joined numerous legal efforts to oppose ill-considered Trump administration policies. As the people’s lawyer, Healey has shown a proactive boldness, particularly on guns. A persistent voice for strengthening Massachusetts’ [...]

October 20th, 2018|

Vice News She’s Running Series: Meet Maura Healey

Vice News She's Running Series: Meet Maura Healey By Taylor Dolven | September 26, 2018 “See you in court!” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said to cheers as she stood on the Boston Common on January 21, 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was the Women’s March and the birth of a nationwide, women-led opposition to the new administration. For Healey, that day launched a different kind of resistance: a quiet and calculated legal one. “No one is above the law, even the president of the United States,” Healey told VICE News in a recent interview. Over the past two years, she’s sued to block Trump’s travel ban, keep protections from deportation in place for young immigrants, maintain environmental caps [...]

September 26th, 2018|

Maura announces first-of-its-kind online education app to teach kids about drug abuse

Maura announces first-of-its-kind online education app to teach kids about drug abuse By: Nicholas Aresco | September 18, 2018 A new state program is focused on keeping kids off opioids. Middle schools across western Massachusetts will soon launch an online-app to help students recognize their risk for substance abuse. "It helps them think about what kind of personality they have, how they handle stress, and how they interact with people," Ruth Ever, the Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition coordinator said. "Project Here" is the first of its kind initiative to make substance use prevention education available to every public middle school in the state. Through integrated in-classroom and mobile learning experiences, "Project Here" will educate students about the risks and consequences of using or experimenting [...]

September 18th, 2018|

Attorney General Maura Healey meets Girls Inc. teens in summer jobs program in Worcester

Attorney General Maura Healey meets Girls Inc. teens in summer jobs program in Worcester By Cyrus Moulton | Aug 1, 2018 WORCESTER - Attorney General Maura Healey visited Girls Inc. of Worcester on Wednesday to meet with teenagers who have benefited from $12,000 in grant funding awarded to three local organizations providing summer jobs. The attorney general’s Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program provides young people with jobs focused on health and wellness. In the past four years, the attorney general’s office has used more than $1 million in settlement money to fund more than 600 jobs for young people across the state. This year, Girls Inc., the Worcestser Youth Center and the YMCA of Central Massachusetts received a total of $12,000 as [...]

August 1st, 2018|