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New England News
8:27 am
Mon April 9, 2012

MA Governor Preps for Visit by President of Brazil

Governor Deval Patrick is planning to welcome the president of Brazil to the Massachusetts Statehouse.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

President Dilma Rousseff is scheduled to arrive at the Statehouse on Tuesday.

Patrick said members of the public who want to greet Rousseff are encouraged to arrive at the Statehouse steps at about 11 a.m.

Patrick said the visit is a result of his nine-day trade mission to South America in December that included tours of Chile and Brazil.

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New England News
12:49 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Gov. Patrick Pledges Agasinst "Stand Your Ground" Laws

Highlighted by the national controversy surrounding February’s shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, Gov. Patrick announced on his monthly radio show this week that he would not allow any law to be signed similar to Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

A bill presented by Democratic Senator Stephen Brewer of Barre and supported by over two dozen Massachusetts legislators is now reaching the state’s Joint Committee on Judiciary. The bill has failed to pass the committee before.

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