governor patrick http://wamc.org en Governor Patrick Slams Alabama, Arizona over Immigration Policies http://wamc.org/post/governor-patrick-slams-alabama-arizona-over-immigration-policies <p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is slamming Alabama and Arizona over their tough immigration policies.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>The Boston Globe reports that in a speech earlier this week at Tufts University, Patrick said the actions of states on the issue have been ham-fisted, self-defeating and even racist. He also calls much of the debate over immigration reform hysterical and poisonous.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 11:15:39 +0000 Lucas Willard 38167 at http://wamc.org Governor Patrick Slams Alabama, Arizona over Immigration Policies New Report Points to Stronger Job Growth in MA http://wamc.org/post/new-report-points-stronger-job-growth-ma <p>A new economic report is painting a much brighter picture of job growth in Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Paul Tuthill reports&hellip;</p><p>MassBenchmarks released an analysis on Wednesday showing that the state appeared to have added 38,900 jobs during the first nine months of 2011. That compares with a revised estimate issued last month by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics that showed Massachusetts only gained 2,300 jobs during the same period - a figure that had been questioned by Governor Deval Patrick and other state officials.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:38:55 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37119 at http://wamc.org New Report Points to Stronger Job Growth in MA MA House Proposes $32.3B State Spending Plan http://wamc.org/post/ma-house-proposes-323b-state-spending-plan <p>Budget writers in the Massachusetts House have proposed a $32.3 billion state spending plan. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:02:41 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36676 at http://wamc.org MA House Proposes $32.3B State Spending Plan