Gov. Deval Patrick

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, …
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.
Frank told The Associated Press that he asked Patrick earlier in the week to appoint him to serve as a tempor…
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 en…
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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