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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Juliette Kayyem, who worked in Homeland Security for President Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, is aiming for higher office . She wants to replace Patrick and become the next governor of the Commonwealth.