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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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Army Corps Approves Stoughton Route For Southcoast Rail

Commuter rail service to the Southcoast is one step closer. 

The Army Corps of Engineers has designated a route through Stoughton as the "preferred route" to extend commuter rail from Boston to New Bedford and Fall River

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Gov. Patrick Marks Anniversary Of MLK’s “Dream” Speech

Gov. Deval Patrick says the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's ``I Have a Dream'' speech is a time to reflect on the progress that has been made in bridging the nation's racial divide, but also on the challenges that still lie ahead

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Gov. Patrick Says “No” To Run For President

 

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wants to make it clear to everyone that he will not be a candidate for President in 2016. 

Speaking to reporters yesterday at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Patrick said his current plan is to complete his second term as governor, return to the private sector and spend time with family and friends. 

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Patrick, Mitchell Attend Markey Swearing-In

Ed Markey is the new senator from Massachusetts.  Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to Democrat Markey.

Markey spent years on the other side of the Capitol as a congressman from Massachusetts

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