Governor Deval Patrick

New England News
2:15 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Former Gov. Deval Patrick To MIT

Credit Dwight Sipler

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

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

  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.

New England News
12:22 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Outgoing Gov. Patrick Hailed For Helping Western Mass.

Gov.Deval Patrick is seen at a ribbon cutting for the $15 million John W. Olver Transportation Center in Greenfield on May 4, 2012
Credit WAMC

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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New England News
12:33 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Gov Deval Patrick's Tenure Nears The End

Credit Dwight Sipler

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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New England News
12:10 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Gov. Patrick Highlights Berkshire Focus In Lenox

Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.) on the right speaks with Bob Coakley, chairman of the Kennedy Park Committee in Lenox Town Hall.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

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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New England News
12:59 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Gov. Patrick Points To Economic Growth In Western Mass.

Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA) at the Western Mass. Business Expo in Springfield
Credit WAMC

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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New England News
9:16 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Governor And Gubernatorial Candidate In Berkshires For Separate Events

Treasurer Steve Grossman won the endorsement of the Massachusetts Democratic Party at it's June convention in Worcester, Mass.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

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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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Theater Tax Credit Left Out Of Mass. Economic Development Package

The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, Mass.
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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.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    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.

New England News
12:15 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Massachusetts Not Needed To Provide Shelter For Immigrant Children

The Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, and Camp Edwards on Cape Cod had been suggested by Gov. Deval Patrick as potential shelters for up to 1,000 immigrant children.
Credit WAMC

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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