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Mass. Democrats Critical Of Supreme Court’s Ruling On Voting Rights

 Gov. Deval Patrick and other top Massachusetts Democrats are criticizing the Supreme Court's ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act.
 
    The justices ruled 5-4 Tuesday that a key provision of the law cannot be enforced unless Congress creates an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still need federal monitoring

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Lawmakers Grill Administration Officials About Indian Casino Compact

A revised casino agreement between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is facing tough questions from a legislative committee.
 
    The compact, if approved by lawmakers, would replace an earlier agreement that was rejected by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 

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tsm - Gov. Patrick joins Mayor Mitchell and others for ceremonial Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking Marks Start Of Marine Commerce Terminal

A ceremonial groundbreaking on a South End pier Monday, marked the start of construction of a $100-million, Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford.

Gov. Deval Patrick says offshore wind projects in the U-S will create 20,000 jobs, and some of those jobs will be right here in New Bedford

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Patrick Advocates For Fishing Industry, Disaster Aid

Mass. Governor Deval Patrick sent letters to Washington this week, asking federal officials to come to the aid of New England fishermen. 

The Governor is asking the chairs of both the House and Senate Budget Committees to include federal disaster aid for fishermen in their fiscal 2014 budgets

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Mass. Senate to Take Up Transportation Bill On Saturday

The state Senate has scheduled a rare Saturday session to take up a hotly-contested transportation finance bill that was approved by the House earlier in the week.
 
    The Senate had originally planned to debate the bill on Thursday, but leaders decided to give members until 5 p

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Mass. Teen Birth Rate Falls To Historic Low

A new report say the birth rate for teens in the state has fallen to its lowest point on record.
 
    The annual Massachusetts birth report released on Monday also showed a slight drop in infant mortality and an increase in the number of new mothers who were breastfeeding

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Crucial Week For Southcoast Casino Plans

The week ahead could be crucial for the casino process in southeastern Massachusetts.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe say they have an agreement in principle on a new compact that could be signed in the coming days and help jumpstart the tribe's proposal to build a resort casino in Taunton

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Gov. Patrick Joins Students In Backing Education Funding Plan

Gov. Deval Patrick is urging students from the University of Massachusetts and community colleges to press lawmakers to back his education proposal.

 Patrick addressed hundreds of students at a rally at the Statehouse Monday, saying an affordable college education is good for students and the economy

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SouthCoast Rail Dominates Transportation Plan Forum

Transportation Secretary Richard Davey was in Fall River Monday, touting Governor Deval Patrick's 21st Century Transportation Plan.

The plan calls for reducing debt and generating additional revenues through an increase in the state's income tax

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State Officials Conduct Annual Black Bear Cub Survey

Gov. Deval Patrick has joined in an annual state survey of black bear cubs in Massachusetts.
 
    On Monday Patrick was with a team that discovered a pair of four-to-six-week-old cubs. The cubs, both male, weighed in at about six pounds each

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