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Patrick Requests Tax Changes in New Budget

The lengthy state budget process is set to officially begin with the filing by Gov. Deval Patrick of his spending plan for the next fiscal year.

Patrick has already revealed several key aspects of the budget that will be sent to the Legislature on Wednesday

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Patrick to File 2014 Budget On Wednesday

Gov. Deval Patrick is putting the finishing touches on his budget request for the fiscal year that starts on July 1.
 
    Patrick has already said he plans to call for an increase in the state income tax from 5

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Governor’s New Massachusetts Tax Plan Draws Little Support

Even Democrats are unsure that raising the state income tax by one percentage point is the right way to raise funds for the governor's education and highway plans. 

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Barney Frank Disagrees With Governor’s Advisor

Former Congressman Barney Frank does not agree with an adviser to Governor Deval Patrick about his potential to be a temporary U.S. Senator. 

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Governor To Cut Red Tape

Governor Deval Patrick is proposing changes that could cut the red tape for professionals seeking or renewing state licenses.

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19,000 Welfare Recipients Missing in Massachusetts

Nearly a half a million welfare recipients were sent letters by the State in regards to a lawsuit, but 19,000 of those letters came back marked 'return to sender'.

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Governor Patrick To Sign Domestic Violence Victim Bill

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to sign a bill designed to give victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault added protection from assailants by letting them break a lease without penalty. 

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Does Kerry Now Top The List For Secretary Of State?

Massachusetts voters could be looking at yet another special Senate election now that Sen. John Kerry is seen as a lead contender for Secretary of State. 

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Patrick Announces Cabinet Changes

 

Gov. Deval Patrick says four cabinet secretaries departing his administration all left on their own and would have been welcome to stay for the final two years of his term.
 
    Patrick officially announced Thursday that Health and Human Services Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, Public Safety Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan, Administration and Finance Secretary Jay Gonzalez and Education Secretary Paul Reville, will leave next month.
 

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Gov. Patrick to Announce Cabinet Changes

Gov. Deval Patrick's administration will have a different look heading into his final two years in office.

Patrick has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon to announce major changes in his cabinet

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