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Patrick Signs Minimum Wage Hike
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a law raising the state's $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour - a high among U.S. states - by 2017.
Patrick told a Statehouse ceremony on Thursday that the new law would provide some relief to low-income workers, while noting it would still not be a ``livable w…
State Announces More Commercial Wind Energy Leases
Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell say more than 742,000 more acres off the Massachusetts coast are being opened for commercial wind energy leases.
Patrick said Wednesday the state ``is poised to lead the charge in offshore wind energy development,'' and gain econom…
Memorial Service Planned For Fernando Garcia
A long time businessman and community leader will be remembered later this month with a memorial service at Bristol Community College in Fall River.
Fernando Garcia of New Bedford died Tuesday following a long battle with cancer. He was 67 years old...
Secretary Sullivan Named Patrick’s Chief Of Staff
Gov. Deval Patrick will have a new chief of staff for the final months of his administration.
Officials said Thursday that Richard Sullivan, who currently serves in Patrick's cabinet as Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, would take over next month as the governor's chief of staf…
Panel Finalizes Recommendations To Ease Drug Abuse
A state panel charged with finding ways to address Massachusetts' drug abuse epidemic is set to finalize its recommendations for Gov. Deval Patrick this week.
The 36-member Opiate Task Force is charged with recommending how to spend $20 million the governor has designated to improve addiction tr…
Patrick Says Decision To Lock Down Boston “Tough Call.”
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the decision to lock down much of greater Boston during the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombing was a ``tough call'' but one he's glad was made.
Patrick reflected on the April 19, 2013, shelter-in-place request during a recent …

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