Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other top Democrats are criticizing the Supreme Court's ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act.
The justices ruled 5-4 Tuesday that a key provision of the law cannot be enforced unless Congress creates an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still need federal monitoring.
Patrick called the decision "disappointing." He said many areas of the country are moving to limit access to the ballot and that politics is still "racially polarized" in states covered by the provision in the law.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is asking residents to observe a moment of silence Monday at the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The one-minute silent tribute to victims is scheduled for 2:50 p.m. and will be followed by the ringing of bells in Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts. It marks one week since the attacks that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others.
Supporters of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's plan for a broad-based tax increase to pay for improvements in transportation and education plan to make their voices heard at the Statehouse.
A coalition called the Campaign for Our Communities has organized a rally and lobbying day today even as many top lawmakers appear to be shying away from Patrick's proposal to raise nearly $2 billion in new revenue.
Massachusetts legislators will be in Greenfield Tuesday for a hearing on Governor Patrick’s $34.8 billion dollar state budget.
Republican State Senator Michael Knapik, a member of the joint Committee on Ways and Means says he agrees with targeted spending increases for transportation infrastructure and education, but the revenues are problematic.
BOSTON (AP) —Gov. Deval Patrick will be leading a Massachusetts trade mission to Colombia.
Patrick, his wife, Diane, and the delegation of government and business leaders plan to leave on Saturday for the South American nation and return to Boston on Tuesday. The group will stop in several Colombian cities including Bogota and Cartagena.
The governor's office said in a statement Thursday that the mission seeks to strengthen the state's ties to Colobmia's growing innovation, life sciences and clean energy sectors.