Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has directed that due to weather conditions, non-emergency Executive Branch employees living or working in the following counties should not report to their workplaces on Thursday, February 13, 2014:
State Offices in the remaining counties will be open for business.
For More information, please visit ma.gov/mema or call 211 for updates.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick looked back at his legacy and ahead to his last year in office as he delivered his final State of the Commonwealth address.
Patrick pledged to continue to make government more effective, calling for an overhaul of Massachusetts' unemployment insurance system and vowing to pass legislation making it easier to register to vote.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's administration is calling on the state's utilities to develop plans for modernizing the state's electricity grid.
Under an order issued Monday by the Department of Public Utilities, electric companies would have to invest in new advanced metering equipment.
Administration officials say advanced metering allows for stronger communication between utilities and customers that can help save energy and costs, and let the electric grid operate more efficiently.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s administration has issued final amendments to a regulation it says will reduce up to 90 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution from power plants across nine New England and mid-Atlantic states during the next six years.
Massachusetts and eight other states who also adopted revisions — Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont — are part of the nation's first multi-state "cap-and-trade" program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
The University of Massachusetts is about to establish a long-awaited physical presence in the city of Springfield.
Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to join UMass President Robert Caret and several other officials to announce the location of a satellite center that will open next fall in the state's third-largest city.
The facility will house academic programs affiliated with the university's flagship campus in Amherst, as well as other UMass campuses.
More details are expected to be released at a late morning news conference.