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Patrick Signs Law That Puts 17-Year Olds In Juvenile Court

 

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill placing 17-year-olds accused of crimes under the jurisdiction of the state's juvenile courts.
 
    Currently in Massachusetts, 17-year-olds are treated as adults, regardless of the circumstances or severity of the offense. 

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Patrick Seeks Help For Mass. Fishermen

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has taken a step toward making the state's battered fishing industry eligible for federal disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Attorney: Chemist May Have Tainted Evidence In 40,000 Drug Cases

A lawyer appointed by the Massachusetts governor to review prosecutions connected to a state lab scandal found that the drug cases of more than 40,000 defendants may have been tainted.
 
    David Meier led a file-by-file review of narcotics cases in which former state chemist Annie Dookhan tested samples

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Coakley Releases Report On “Human Trafficking” In Mass.

A report says Massachusetts needs to provide more safe houses and other services for victims of human trafficking as part of a comprehensive plan to address the sex trade.
 
    A 19-member human trafficking task force created under a 2011 law that increased penalties for human trafficking released its findings on Monday

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Mass. Lawmakers Wait On Transportation Bill

Massachusetts lawmakers will wait until next week before likely rejecting changes proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick to a key transportation funding bill.

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Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Eyed As Obama’s New Attorney General

Governor Deval Patrick is being eyed as Eric Holder's replacement for Attorney General. Sources tell Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed that Holder's days are numbered. Sneed's anonymous source from the White Hous

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Watch Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s News Conference from Watertown, MA [VIDEO]

A massive manhunt in the Watertown, MA resulted in the death of one suspect in the bombings of the Boston Marathon. Governor Deval Patrick held a conference early this morning to update everyone on the situation.

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Governor Patrick’s Budget Plan Concerns Some

Governor Patrick's 35-billion dollar budget proposal will likely meet with resistance from lawmakers on Beacon Hill.

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Will Governor Patrick Select Victoria Reggie Kennedy as Interim Senator?

With the news breaking that Senator John Kerry has officially been named, that means Wednesday, Gov. Patrick will appoint an interim U.S. Senator!

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Governor Deval Patrick To File Gun-Control Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to file a gun control bill as Massachusetts lawmakers continue weighing ways to reduce gun violence.

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