Gov. Patrick to Reflect on Past, Future in State of the State Address
Gov. Deval Patrick plans to use his last State of the State address to reflect on his seven years in office so far and lay out his goals for the final months of his administration.
In excerpts provided by the governor's office from the speech prepared for delivery Tuesday night, Patrick says when he took office in 2007 he expected financial challenges, but not a ``global economic collapse.'' He says he expected public safety challenges, but not a ``terrorist attack.''
Patrick says he was never prouder of the people of Massachusetts than after the Boston Marathon bombing.
While the economy continues to recover, the governor says many people in the state are still being left behind. He calls for economic growth that reaches the ``marginalized'' and not just the well-off.