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Governor Urges Compromise On Minimum Wage Bill
Gov. Deval Patrick says he's confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.
Patrick said the difference between the House and Senate bills isn't great...
Gov. Patrick Announces $25M For New Housing Units
Associated Press - Gov. Deval Patrick has announced more than $25 million to create over 335 new units of supportive housing for veterans, homeless and very low income families.
Patrick made the announcement Tuesday during a stop at the site of a planned veterans' housing project in Haverhill...
Gov. Patrick Goes To Washington
Gov. Deval Patrick is heading to Washington to participate in a two-day National Governors Association winter meeting.
 
    On Sunday, Patrick is scheduled to participate in an education and workforce committee, including meeting with U.S. S...
Patrick Proposes Changes To Criminal Justice System
Gov. Deval Patrick is proposing a series of changes to the state's criminal justice system, including a renewed focus on substance abuse treatment, limiting the use of restraints on mentally ill inmates, and banning the placement of handcuffs on pregnant prisoners while in labor...
State Lawmakers Begin Budget Review
Massachusetts House and Senate lawmakers are kicking off their annual budget deliberations with a hearing on Gov. Deval Patrick’s $36.2 billion spending plan for the 2015 fiscal year.
House and Senate Ways and Means committees will hear testimony from members of the Patrick administration and other t…
Gov. Patrick Wants Outside Review Of DCF
Gov. Deval Patrick says the failure of the Department of Children and Families to keep track of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy was inexcusable, but has provided the state with an opportunity to re-examine the agency.
 
    Patrick met on Monday with representatives of the Child Welfare…
Beacon Hill Officials Agree on Budget Estimates
Top budget officials in the Patrick administration and the Massachusetts House and Senate have agreed on a single estimate for how much the state is expected to collect in revenue in the fiscal year beginning July 1.
That estimate is $24...
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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