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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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Gov. Deval Patrick: State And Tribe Making Progress On Compact

The state and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may be moving closer to finalizing a revised casino compact.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday that officials from his administration and representatives of the tribe discussed a framework for a new compact with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington last week

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Patrick Continues To Push Tax Plan With Lawmakers

Gov. Deval Patrick is renewing his push for new revenues to pay for transportation and education initiatives, while acknowledging concerns about his plan to raise the state income tax.
 
    The tax changes proposed by the governor, aimed at raising nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year starting July 1, have so far received a lukewarm reception from legislative leaders on Beacon Hill

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Gov. Patrick Finalizing Compact With Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

 

Gov. Deval Patrick says he is close to finalizing a new casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe but plans to run it by federal officials before submitting it for final approval.

The governor is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's event, when an agreement he signed with the tribe was approved by the Legislature, only to be rejected later by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Patrick: Sequestration Could Cost Mass. “Hundreds Of Millions”

Gov. Deval Patrick says automatic federal spending cuts could potentially cost Massachusetts hundreds of millions of dollars, and he's putting the blame squarely on Republicans for the failure to reach a deal.

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John Kerry Confirmed As Secretary Of State – Governor Patrick To Name Interim Senator

 

With his Senate confirmation as Secretary of State, the race will now begin in Massachusetts to succeed Senator John Kerry.  In the meantime, Governor Deval Patrick will appoint an interim Senator on Wednesday to fill the seat until a special election is held.

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Governor Details Fiscal 2014 Budget

Gov. Deval Patrick is detailing his proposed $34.8 billion state budget, which he says focuses on nurturing the Massachusetts economy.

 
    The spending plan unveiled Wednesday includes $1

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