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Lawmakers Seeking $40 Million To Renovate Statehouse

Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he's seeking up to $20 million for repairs to the 160-seat House chambers, including what he called wiring and flooring issues

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Gubenatorial Candidates Weigh-In On Migrant Children

Gov. Deval Patrick's offer to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border is drawing a range of reactions from those hoping to fill his job.

The three Democratic candidates for governor _ Martha Coakley, Donald Berwick and Steve Grossman _ have all praised Patrick for responding to a humanitarian crisis

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Patrick Says Review Of Fire Safety Laws Possible After Lowell Fire

Gov. Deval Patrick says the fire that killed seven people in Lowell could prompt a discussion about current fire safety laws, such as whether older buildings should be retrofitted with sprinkler systems

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Governor Signs Law Regulating Compounding Pharmacies

 

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a law overhauling state oversight of compounding pharmacies in Massachusetts.

The measure had been in the works for nearly two years since a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham. A t

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State Chips In $84 Million For Affordable Housing Projects

Two dozen affordable housing projects across Massachusetts will receive nearly $84 million from the state.

Gov. Deval Patrick said the money will help build or preserve more than 1,300 units of affordable housing while creating 2,000 construction jobs

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New Law Protects Mass. Domestic Workers

People who hire nannies, caregivers and other domestic workers in Massachusetts must now adhere to established labor standards and other worker protections.

The bill signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick defines domestic workers as individuals who provide in-home services including housekeeping, laundering, cooking and even companionship

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Patrick Addresses UMass Law School Grads

UMass Dartmouth's final Commencement ceremony of the weekend was held Monday morning where 78 students from the UMass School of Law at Dartmouth received their degrees.

Governor Deval Patrick was the Commencement speaker

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UMass Dartmouth Commencements Are This Weekend

UMass Dartmouth is holding four commencement ceremonies over a three-day period, and the University has compiled an impressive list of speakers for the events.

For example, one of the speakers on Saturday is the U

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Patrick Defends Ban On Zohydro

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is defending the state's first-in-the-nation ban on Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, as it faces a federal court lawsuit challenging its constitutionality.

On Tuesday, a federal judge suggested Patrick might have been ``out of line'' in issuing a March 27 executive order banning the drug in Massachusetts

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Gov. Patrick Won’t Second Guess Florida State Attorney Findings

Gov. Deval Patrick says he's in no position to second guess an investigation clearing an FBI agent of criminal charges in the fatal shooting last year of a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects

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