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Patrick Stresses Education, Transporation During State Of The State Address

During his State Of The State address Wednesday night, Gov. Deval Patrick provided
details on how he plans to pay for ambitious transportation and education programs over the next few years. 

Patrick says hiking the income tax by 1%, and cutting back the sales tax by nearly 2% should generate two billion dollars in new spending

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Mass Gov. To Unveil Plan To Improve Education Access

Gov. Deval Patrick is unveiling a school investment plan he says will expand and improve access to education for students from birth through high school.

Patrick says the plan, which totals $550 million in its first year and increases to nearly $1 billion annually over the next four years, will help ensure a high-knowledge, well-skilled workforce

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SouthCoast Rail Project Part Of State’s Transportation Finance Plan

The Patrick Administration has including $1.8 billion for the Southcoast Rail Project, as part of a ten year, $13 billion, transportation finance plan.  State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey says the state's key tranportation issues must be addressed

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tsm -  Lt. Governor Tim Murray joins Schwartz Center CEO Mary Hodgson and Paris for a tour of the facility.
tsm - Lt. Governor Tim Murray joins Schwartz Center CEO Mary Hodgson and Paris for a tour of the facility.

Murray: Administration Still “100%” Behind Southcoast Rail

The Patrick Administration wants its transporation experts to devise a plan on how to pay for the Southcoast Rail Project. 

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Dam Repair Bill Signed By Patrick

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to make it easier for cities and towns to shore up or get rid of crumbling dams and seawalls.
 
    The measure approved in the final days of the last legislative session would set aside $17 million for the repair or removal of unsafe, abandoned or useless dams while also helping strengthen the state's coastal infrastructure

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Patrick Says Frank Is “On The List”

 

 

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says newly-retired Rep. Barney Frank would make a ``great interim senator'' but adds that he has also talked to other people about filling the post.

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State Lawmakers To Consider Tougher Gun Control Laws

 Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing tougher gun control measures, from requiring gun owners to buy liability insurance to setting tighter standards for firearms licenses.  State Rep. David Linsky, a Natick Democrat, said he plans to file by mid-January what he called a comprehensive bill to end gun violence

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Gov. Patrick, Other State Officials Will See Pay Cut In 2013

Massachusetts legislators and top state officials are getting a pay cut.  Gov. Deval Patrick's office announced Thursday that the state's median household income, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau, fell by 1

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Mass. Lawmakers Pass Bill To Improve Dam Safety

 

Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a bill designed to improve dam safety.

The legislation would set aside $17 million for the repair or removal of unsafe, abandoned, or useless dams while also helping strengthen the state's coastal infrastructure.

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Patrick Wants More Restrictions On Access To Guns

Gov. Deval Patrick is renewing pressure on state lawmakers to pass a bill placing further restrictions on access to guns in the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

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