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Governor Patrick Talks Southcoast Rail and Tax Plan with Pete and Neal [INTERVIEW]

Governor Deval Patrick will be in New Bedford today to talk about commuter rail. He spoke with Pete and Neal this morning about that, the proposed income tax increase, his plans for the future, and the inauguration on Monday.

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Patrick Requests Tax Changes in New Budget

The lengthy state budget process is set to officially begin with the filing by Gov. Deval Patrick of his spending plan for the next fiscal year.

Patrick has already revealed several key aspects of the budget that will be sent to the Legislature on Wednesday

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Lt. Gov. Tim Murray Not Running For Governor

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray has decided against running for governor in 2014.

A political aide to Murray confirmed Friday that Murray, a former mayor of Worcester, has sent an email to supporters announcing his decision to skip the race

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Governor To Cut Red Tape

Governor Deval Patrick is proposing changes that could cut the red tape for professionals seeking or renewing state licenses.

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Martha Coakley Won’t Rule Out Future Bid For Governor Or U.S. Senate

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says she's focused on her day job, but wouldn't rule out a future run for governor or U.S. Senate.

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Deval Patrick Not Commenting On John Kerry Cabinet Rumors

While many political analysts are speculating on the Cabinet future of Senator John Kerry, one person staying out of the opinion wars is Governor Deval Patrick. 

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New Bedford Mayor Updated on South Coast Rail

 

Though it seems like it's screeched to a halt, Mayor Jon Mitchell says the forces on Beacon Hill are hard at work pushing the South Coast Rail project forward.

Mitchell and other Southcoast elected officials met with Governor Deval Patrick and Transportation Secretary Richard Davey this week, hearing the latest developments on the initiative.

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State Adding Up Costs Of Drug Lab Scandal

Gov. Deval Patrick's administration is trying to figure out how much it will cost the state to sort through the legal problems caused by the mishandling of evidence at a Massachusetts drug testing lab

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Patrick Believes State Will Win Appeal In Kosilek Case

Gov. Deval Patrick says he believes the state will win an appeal of a judge's ruling ordering the state to provide sex-reassignment surgery for a convicted murderer.

In remarks to reporters Thursday, Patrick said he believes the state has ``a very strong argument'' against the surgery sought by Michelle Kosilek

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Governor Patrick: “Breakdown In Oversight” At State Crime Lab

Gov. Deval Patrick is predicting 'consequences' for what he calls a 'breakdown in oversight' at a now-closed state crime lab.

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