Governor Deval Patrick

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed on to be a visiting fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  The Deval Patrick era is over.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, takes a look at the new Baker administration in Massachusetts.

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Deval Patrick was fond of saying he was governor for the whole state -- a dig at Massachusetts’ Boston-centric political culture. It has been clear for the last eight years that Patrick has a fondness for western Massachusetts.

At a ceremony with the governor last week welcoming high-speed passenger rail service to Greenfield, Congressman Richard Neal of Springfield echoed comments Patrick has heard many times at many public appearances in the state’s four westernmost counties.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, the state’s first black governor and first Democratic governor in 16 years, will walk out of the Statehouse next week and hand the key to the corner office to Republican Charlie Baker.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has just over a month left in office. The Democrat made his way out to westernmost portion of the commonwealth for what may his last visit as governor Monday.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick highlighted his administration’s success over the last eight years in job growth and economic development during an address to a business group in Springfield today.  The speech at a breakfast sponsored by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield comes as voters are less than a week away from picking his successor.

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Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman, a Democratic candidate for governor, will be in western Massachusetts today in support of a local legislator.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently signed an economic development bill that included a slew of initiatives aimed at promoting growth in various sectors. But the Democrat, a noted arts supporter, vetoed a tax credit aimed at bringing pre-Broadway theater to the commonwealth’s stages.

    Massachusetts has produced national candidates from Dukakis to Kerry to Romney.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the vice presidency is not out of the question for outgoing Governor Deval Patrick.

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Massachusetts will not be needed to shelter immigrant children who have come unaccompanied across the nation’s southern border.  An announcement by federal officials late Tuesday ended a two-week controversy that embroiled Massachusetts in the national debate over immigration reform.

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Governor Deval Patrick says he is weighing a request by the Obama administration about whether Massachusetts could agree to shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally.

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Deval Patrick will attend his final Democratic State Convention as Massachusetts’ governor Friday in Worcester.

Patrick says he had butterflies during his first convention 10 years ago and is experiencing a different kind of nervousness heading into this year’s in Worcester.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Lee Monday morning to break ground on a road construction project. The Democrat also answered questions about healthcare in Northern Berkshire following the March 28th closure of North Adams Regional Hospital.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Lee Monday morning to break ground on a road construction project. The Democrat returned to the commonwealth last week after a trip to Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Gov. Patrick marked work on a two-mile, $4.4 million construction project on Tyringham Road. The Democrat spoke about his one-week trip which included a return to Israel.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is praising an economic development bill proposed by Democratic House leaders but says he will urge legislators to restore a provision that would discourage non-compete agreements in the private sector.

5/30/14 Panel

May 30, 2014

  

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Legislative Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, Blair Horner.

Topics include:
Working Families Party
Deval Patrick
Veteran's Affairs
First Lady's School Lunch Plan Setback
Clippers sold

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 Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will have a new chief of staff for the final months of his administration.

    Deval Patrick is in his final months as governor of Massachusetts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Patrick has enviable popularity ratings.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently unveiled an economic development plan designed to support middle skill job training for the innovative economy and boost the desirability to live in the state’s Gateway Cities through land redevelopment and affordable housing programs.

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The Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed state budget this week. It calls for slightly less spending than the $32.6 million budget proposed by Governor Deval Patrick.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with State Representative Stephen Kulik of Worthington, who is vice-chair of the committee.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill increasing the state's line-of-duty death benefit for the families of public safety officers.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has weighed in on the decision to close North Adams Regional Hospital this upcoming Friday and lay off 530 workers.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick marked Black History Month with a visit to an elementary school in Springfield today.   The governor highlighted a remarkable part of the city’s past.

Governor Patrick read a book to a group of about 50 third grade students at the William DeBerry Elementary school.

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A day after a report said the Massachusetts economy grew solidly at the end of last year Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick came to western Massachusetts today to promote the state’s growing manufacturing sector.

Governor Patrick toured Advance Manufacturing Co. of Westfield -- a family- owned business that employs 200 people. The company makes precision parts that are used on submarines, fighter jets, helicopters and the International Space Station.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick delivered his final State of The Commonwealth address Tuesday night.  He looked back on his seven years in office and laid out a modest agenda for his last year in office.

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An independent review of the Massachusetts child welfare agency is under way.  Governor Deval Patrick spoke publicly today about the investigation.

Governor Patrick held a news conference at the Statehouse shortly after meeting with officials from the Child Welfare League of America, whom the governor has given broad authority to look into the policies and practices of the Department of Children and Families.

"We need actionable recommendations. The point is not more paperwork, but more social work."

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick delivered his final state budget to Beacon Hill lawmakers, which proposes increasing spending by 4.9 percent over the current fiscal year. The 2015 fiscal year spending plan expands early education, helps close the achievement gap in schools, ensures affordable health care, and addresses youth and urban violence.

The plan includes a $205 million increase in education funding, with money for full-day kindergarten.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has created a task force to address school safety.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced funding today for a massive transportation project in western Massachusetts.

   Governor Deval Patrick announced $200 million will be spent to replace deteriorating concrete decks on the elevated section of Interstate 91 in downtown Springfield while simultaneously studying the possibility of depressing a portion of the highway to street level or below.

   Patrick announced the project during a speech at a lunch hosted by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland have frozen state educational funds for Westfield State University after the recent allegations of illegal spending, including private travel expenses, by President Evan Dobelle.

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