Bill Galvin

By - 3/2/12 - 8:18 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that Secretary of State Bill Galvin will ask for legislation requiring state agencies to withdraw all their money from banks that continue to try to find new ways to charge residents for access to their own money, such, as oh, Bank of America.... Read more

By - 2/16/12 - 8:03 am

At the end of an interesting look at the life of a Massachusetts poll worker in a presidential primary, Mike Ball reports:

Another oddment that voters don’t know yet is that the September primary election will almost certainly not be on the logical second Tuesday. Because Labor Day is the previous week and many travel before or even during that time, the second Tuesday

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By - 10/28/10 - 8:31 am

Mike Ball reports on Jim Henderson's press conference outside Suffolk Law School. Who he? He's the independent running against Bill Galvin, who didn't want to see his shadow and participate in a forum at the school. OK, OK, Galvin tells the Globe because he couldn't take 90 minutes out of his busy day for a debate.

Video from a congressional forum sponsored... Read more

By - 10/27/10 - 8:17 am

That's one possible explanation for why the Prince of Darkness refuses to debate his opponents.

Speaking of debates, Frank and Bielat debate at 3 p.m. today on WBUR. You can submit questions.

Martha Coakley is busy spreading Halloween cheer in newsrooms, handing out candy to reporters, at least, the ones dressed like they're getting ready for a safari on the Veldt.

The... Read more

By - 10/19/10 - 8:19 am

Mike Ball reports on a rare live public appearance by Secretary of State for Life Bill Galvin.

Hey, West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain peeps: Today's the very special preliminary election for city council, so go vote.

Globe: Menino, union leader help Patrick push record on jobs and GOP rallies to candidates once seen as long shots.

Herald: Baker cooks up term... Read more

By - 1/5/10 - 5:30 pm

David Bernstein reports on the Dorchester state rep's dreams of statewide office - which assume AG Martha Coakley gets elected US senator and incumbent Secretary of State Bill Galvin runs for her job.

By - 9/14/09 - 7:16 pm

The Globe reports Secretary of State Bill Galvin, in charge of public-records enforcement, ordered the city of Boston to immediately secure its e-mail servers and hire a computer forensics expert to try to recover e-mail the mayor said today disappeared in a "glitch," but which opponents charge is evidence of a coverup of something.... Read more

By - 9/18/08 - 10:31 am

DJDiva is annoyed that the Secretary of State's online form for getting a voter registration form (you can't actually register online) uses the <blink> tag (note: You can only see it in operation with Firefox or, gasp, Netscape; it doesn't do anything in IE):

UGH why why why why? ... Granted they wanted to make it clear that my voter registration update wouldn't be

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By - 7/23/08 - 10:41 am

This is nice: The Red Sox have gotten $13.6 million in state tax credits to refurbish Fenway Park and surrounding buildings and plan to ask for $26 million more.

Bruce Mohl reports the news in a CommonWealth article (free registration required) on the Prince of Darkness himself, Secretary of State Bill Galvin.

Seems Galvin - the man who is supposed to help citizens gain... Read more

By - 11/9/06 - 12:12 pm

OK, so Secretary of State Bill Galvin vows to take over the Boston elections department because of that ballot-shortage issue the other night. Andy at Mass. Revolution Now wonders where the Dark Prince was before the election - when Boston was already under federal investigation on various election issues:

... Bill Galvin has been in charge of voting supervision in this state for something

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By - 11/4/06 - 10:05 am

After watching the debatelet between Secretary of State Bill Galvin and Green challenger Jill Stein (held at a Cheneyesque undisclosed location at Galvin's insistence), Bob concludes he cannot support the Democratic incumbent and so will vote for Stein:

Galvin is not fit to hold the Secretary of State's office. He doesn't appear to respect the fundamental premise of our system of government: the

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By - 11/3/06 - 5:19 pm

Well, not counting the infamous "You called me a lizard!" debate between Ray Flynn and David Finnegan back in the day, that is. So set aside 16 minutes to watch the debate between Secretary of State Bill Galvin and Green opponent Jill Stein.

Secretary of State seems like another one of those colonial-era holdovers that has no business being an elective office,... Read more

By - 10/6/05 - 10:37 am

That's Sco's reaction to possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Galvin after seeing Galvin speak recently:

... He was much better speaking off the cuff in a small group than I've seen him on television or in front of larger audiences giving prepared remarks. ...

Sco also reports on a Deval Patrick speech he took in.... Read more