On Monday, Governor Patrick, Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey, and others boarded a train on the Housatonic Railroad and rode from the Connecticut border to Pittsfield.
The symbolic trip came after the governor had sought more than $1 billion in new revenues for transportation in his initial fiscal year 2014 budget proposal, a plan that contained dedicated funding for several priority projects, including $113 million for the rail expansion in Berkshire County.
Dan Wolf wants to go from the cockpit to the governor’s office. Wolf is a state senator from Cape Cod, and one of the founders of the regional airline Cape Air. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in an increasingly crowded field of candidates who want to replace Governor Deval Patrick who is not seeking re-election next year. Speaking with WAMC’s Brian Shields, Wolf says he began Cape Air as a mechanic and pilot, which gives him the right experience for the governor’s job.
Yesterday marked a sad day for both our region and Massachusetts capital city as three people perished and hundreds of others were injured in what has been described by officials as an act of terror.
Today we’re opening the lines for you to hear your stories of what many are now calling the Boston Marathon bombing, and your reactions as the investigation continues to develop. We’ll also be monitoring the wires for the latest news on the investigation and bring it to you if and when it becomes available.
Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts legislature and House Republicans both answered Governor Deval Patrick’s 2014 transportation budget with plans of their own, but the governor is warning that a plan too small would hurt low and middle income families .
In a crowded gymnasium at the Farmington River School in Otis, Massachusetts, a class of fifth graders seated in front of a large projection screen was able to video chat with students across the world at the Vive Digital broadband center in Bogota, Colombia…
Students also communicated with staff at NASA’s Godard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Gov. Deval Patrick talks as moderator Alan Chartock, right, president and CEO of WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and Patrick’s wife, Diane, listen. The couple discussed their relationship during an hourlong conversation at the Colonial Theatre on Sunday.
Politicos have long speculated about Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s next move.
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 is already on the 2016 radar.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is renewing his push for new revenues to pay for transportation and education initiatives, while acknowledging concerns about his plan to raise the state income tax.
The tax changes proposed by the governor, aimed at raising nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year starting July 1, have so far received a lukewarm reception from legislative leaders on Beacon Hill.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says he remains open to other ideas for raising revenue to pay for improvements in transportation and education.
Patrick has proposed a series of tax changes in his budget calling for a net increase of nearly $2 billon. His plan includes hiking the income tax from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, while reducing the sales tax from the current 6.25 percent to 4.5 percent.