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New England News
7:14 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Emergency Storm Message from Gov. Deval Patrick

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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:

Berkshire County

Franklin County

Hampshire County

Hampden County

Worcester County

State Offices in the remaining counties will be open for business.

For More information, please visit ma.gov/mema or call 211 for updates.

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New England News
6:15 am
Wed January 29, 2014

In Speech, Mass. Gov. Reflects On Past, Future

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.

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New England News
8:51 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Mass. Gov. To Deliver Final State Of The Commonwealth Speech

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is preparing to deliver a belated State of the Commonwealth address.

Patrick initially planned to give the speech last week, but had to postpone it under the threat of a winter storm.

Patrick plans to give the speech Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

It will become something of a political warm-up. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The decision to delay the speech robbed it of some of its suspense.

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New England News
8:57 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Mass. Gov. Patrick: No VP Run For Me In 2016

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said he's not interested in running for vice president in 2016 — even if Hillary Clinton calls.

Patrick made the comment during his monthly radio show on WGBH-FM Thursday.

Patrick, who has repeatedly said he's not interested pursuing the presidency in 2016, described running for public office as an "unpleasant, intrusive, grueling business."

Asked if he's ruled out ever running for public office again, Patrick said "maybe one day but not in the foreseeable future."

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New England News
7:55 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Mass. Gov. Reschedules Final State Of The State

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has rescheduled his annual State of the State address after cancelling the speech due to the winter storm on Tuesday.

Patrick will deliver the speech next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The speech was originally scheduled at 7 p.m. on Tuesday but Patrick decided to postpone it in light of the snow emergency and his decision to release non-emergency state workers early.

The decision robbed the speech of some of its suspense.

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New England News
7:03 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Mass. Senate Approves Bill To Allow Early Voting

Massachusetts residents would be able to cast ballots up to 10 days before an election and register to vote on Election Day under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Massachusetts Senate.

The bill would also let voters register online.

The House last year approved a similar bill that would let voters cast ballots up to two weeks before a presidential election.

The Senate bill expands that to allow early voting in all biennial state elections and primaries by 2016.

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New England News
8:28 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Mass. Orders Utilities To Modernize Operations

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.

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New England News
6:29 am
Tue December 10, 2013

9 States Tighten Carbon Dioxide Pollution Rules

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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.

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New England News
8:21 am
Tue November 26, 2013

UMass To Detail Satellite Center In Springfield

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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.

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New England News
8:09 am
Fri November 22, 2013

JFK Statue Open For Viewing For 50th Memorial

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A statue of John F. Kennedy on the lawn of the Massachusetts Statehouse will be open for public viewing on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.

The statue has been largely off limits to the public since new security procedures that went into effect after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

State leaders said the statue would be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and again Monday during those hours.

Gov. Deval Patrick plans to lay a wreath at the statue on Friday.

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