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Gov. Patrick Delivers $36 Billion Budget To State Lawmakers

Gov. Deval Patrick is delivering his final $36.4 billion state budget plan to Beacon Hill lawmakers, which proposes increasing spending by 4.9 percent over the current fiscal year.
 
    Patrick said the 2015 fiscal year spending plan expands early education, helps close the achievement gap in schools, ensures affordable health care, and addresses youth and urban violence.
 

USNS Fall River. Photo from United States Navy
USNS Fall River. Photo from United States Navy

USNS Fall River To Be Launched Saturday

The U.S Navy, with help from the Governor of Massachusetts and his wife will send off a new ship named after the City of Fall River.

A launch ceremony will be held Saturday in Alabama for the USNS Fall River, and both Deval Patrick and his wife, Diane will be present for the event

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Patrick: Mass. Prepared For Serious Snowstorm

 

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says state government has prepared for what he calls a "serious and significant snowstorm."

Up to a foot or more of snow is forecast in some areas accompanied by frigid temperatures with wind chills as low as 25-degrees below zero.

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Tribal Chairperson Cheryl Andrews-Maltais
Tribal Chairperson Cheryl Andrews-Maltais

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe Wants Suit Heard In Federal Court

 

The Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe wants a dispute over its gambling rights settled in the federal courts. 

The Martha's Vineyard-based tribe announced plans last month to open a small casino on the island. But

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SJC Rules Life Sentences For Juvenile Murderers Are Unconstitutional

 

The highest court in Massachusetts has fallen in line with the U.S. Supreme Court and ruled that sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole in unconstitutional.
 

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Patrick: Gambling Law Working As Intended

 

Gov. Deval Patrick insists the state's casino gambling law is working exactly as it was intended and that he is not surprised by several recent votes against proposed casinos.

 The latest was in Milford, where voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a bid by Foxwoods to develop a $1 billion casino.

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Patrick To Meet With Wampanoag Of Aquinnah On Casino Plan

 

Gov. Deval Patrick says he plans to meet with leaders of the Wampanoag of Aquinnah but does not anticipate a change in the state's position that the Martha's Vineyard-based tribe is ineligible for casino gambling.

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Mass. Fishermen To Receive Federal Disaster Assistance

 

The federal Small Business Administration has decided to provide federal disaster assistance to Massachusetts fishermen hard hit by reductions in catch limits and groundfish stocks.
 
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Patrick Signs “Tech Tax” Repeal

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill repealing a less than two-month-old tax on computer and software services.
 
    The governor's press office announced the signing in a one-sentence release Friday

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Deval Patrick Now Longest Serving Mass. Governor

Mass. Governor Patrick leading Trade Mission to Canada

Gov. Deval Patrick plans to lead a trade mission to Canada next month.

The governor and a delegation of state and business leaders will visit Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal during the four-day trip starting Oct

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