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.
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.
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.
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.
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.