The Governor of Massachusetts is seeking $30 million to cover the initial costs resulting from the testing scandal at a state drug lab.
The governor's top budget official, Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez, said an appropriations bill would be filed with the Legislature on Thursday requesting the money.
Gonzalez says he expects the $30 million to cover costs for at least the next several months for courts, prosecutors, public defenders and other agencies that are dealing with the fallout from the drug lab crisis.
As Hurricane Sandy approaches Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick and other state officials held an announcement this afternoon to update the public on how the Commonwealth will work to help handle recovery and response during the storm. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
The Governor of Massachusetts has announced an updated five-year strategic investment plan that includes funding for infrastructure improvement to encourage economic growth. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
Governor Deval Patrick’s FY 2013 to 2017 Capital Investment Plan calls for billions of public dollars to be invested in transportation, housing, higher education, and infrastructure to boost long-term economic development.
The Democratic National Convention kicked off last night with impassioned speeches by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and First Lady Michelle Obama.
On this edition of Vox Pop, we want your take on this political convention season – what do you make of the DNC thus far, what did you think of the RNC, and what do you think of the idea of party conventions in general? WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.
Massachusetts shoppers will be able to purchase certain items free of sales tax this upcoming weekend, as Gov. Deval Patrick has given final approval to economic development legislation.
The bill that Patrick signed into law on Tuesday aims to spur economic development and job creation in the state. It also includes the provision for a two-day sales tax holiday Aug. 11-12 for certain purchases under $2,500.
Massachusetts is going to have a so-called “ three strikes” crime law. Governor Deval Patrick says he will sign a controversial crime bill aimed at keeping repeat violent criminals off the streets. People working to prevent violence in one western Massachusetts city say the real solution to improved public safety is community partnerships. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.