Political Headlines - June 28, 2013


  • Coakley weighs run for governor: Attorney General Martha Coakley is giving serious consideration to running for governor.  Frank Phillips and Jim O'Sullivan write about Coakley's possible candidacy.

  • New fight over gay marriage recognition: Advocates for gay marriage intensified their campaign to expand the practice across the country and began a new one to ensure that benefits are not limited to certain states. Matt Viser and Tracy Jan write about the new campaign.

  • Labor Council backs Walsh for mayor: The Greater Boston Labor Council endorsed state Representative Martin J. Walsh Thursday as their candidate for Boston mayor. Meghan E. Irons details the endorsement.

  • Tolls could be a deal breaker in Mass. transit bill: Governor Deval Patrick said that he would not sign the proposed transportation funding package in its current form, because it includes revenue from tolls that could disappear in the next few years. Martine Powers and Michael Levenson report on the funding package.