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Gov. Deval Patrick Orders Outside Review of DCF

Gov. Deval Patrick has brought in an independent investigator to conduct a full review of the state Department of Child and Families, under fire for failing to properly monitor a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who's been missing for months and is presumed dead

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Despite Governor’s Pledge, Homeless Families Still Exsist In Mass.

 

By now, Massachusetts wasn't supposed to have any homeless families.
 
    In 2008, Gov. Deval Patrick set a goal of virtually eliminating family homelessness in five years. The program's aim was to better detect when families were on the verge of falling into homelessness _ and then moving in swiftly with aid.
 

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Gov. Patrick and Congressional Delegation Mourns Nelson Mandela

 

Massachusetts' top political figures are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick called the anti-apartheid leader ``a remarkable and inspiring example of resilience, persistence, determination and grace, in his time and for all time.''

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Patrick Signs Casino Compact With Mashpee Wampanoags

 

Leaders of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe say they're confident a revised casino compact with Massachusetts will be approved by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick signed the compact Friday in a brief Statehouse ceremony.
 

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Romney And Patrick Trade Accusations On “Obamacare”

 

Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama was dishonest about the Affordable Care Act and should have phased it in like Massachusetts did with its health care overhaul.

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor told NBC's ``Meet the Press'' on Sunday that Obama wasn't truthful when he promised that all Americans could keep their health insurance under the federal health care law.

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Patrick Seeks Help For Mass. Fishermen

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has taken a step toward making the state's battered fishing industry eligible for federal disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Mass. Gun Control Measure Appeal

Gov. Deval Patrick is again appealing to Massachusetts lawmakers to approve his sweeping gun control bill.

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Baker Set To Announce Run For Governor

Republican Charles Baker is planning to formally kick-off his campaign for governor.
 
    Baker is set to make the announcement in a video released on the Internet and through social media Wednesday morning

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Gov Patrick Makes His First Appearance in 4 Weeks

It's been four weeks since Governor Patrick last made a public appearance in the state, but today marks the end of his absence.

The governor will do some political work today, appearing with a candidate for an open State House seat

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Mass. Adds $50 Million for Local Roads, Bridges

Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has released an additional $50 million to cities and towns for local road and bridge projects.

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