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Deval Patrick Is 'Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot By Police'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) weighed in Wednesday on the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, ...

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Signs Overhaul Of Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed an extensive package of gun control measures on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The legi...

Massachusetts Governor Signs Measure Expanding Drug Treatment

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law on Wednesday requiring health insurers to cover up to two week...

Massachusetts Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Bill

AP | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the gover...

The Backlash to the Backlash on Border Children

David Freudberg | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
David Freudberg

It's difficult to imagine what these children anticipated upon entering the U.S. Almost no new arrival is ever really prepared for the whirlwind of U.S. culture. But they can't have been expecting the visceral vitriol that greeted some of these young refugees. The "backlash to the backlash" on the U.S. border crisis has now begun.

Massachusetts Bill Limiting Protests At Abortion Clinics Goes To The Governor

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON, July 23 (Reuters) - A bill to limit demonstrations around Massachusetts abortion clinics passed the state'...

These 3 Governors Are Definitely Not Good Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) campaigned on Monday for Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who is running to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R). Pat...

Governor Gets Personal While Explaining Plan To Help Undocumented Children

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) detailed Friday his plan to temporarily provide shelter to undocumented children who have illegally entered the U...

Massachusetts Bill Would Give People, Not The Government, Right To Decide Gun Control Issue

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The fact that the bill gives us the responsibility to protect people from using a gun to hurt themselves is something that the NRA wouldn't even understand, even though "We The People" is emblazoned on virtually every NRA poster that you can find.

Ed Markey's Hate-Speech Bill Earns Him Top Spot in 2014 New England Muzzle Awards

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

US Senator Ed Markey doesn't seem like your typical enemy of free speech. Progressive and amiable, the Massachusetts Democrat is known mainly for speaking up on behalf of liberal causes such as fighting climate change and preserving funding for public broadcasting.

Massachusetts Working On Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Bill Following SCOTUS Decision

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he expects to have a bill on his desk by the end of the month that would strengthen security around ...

Governors Join Forces To Take On Major Crisis

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

By Scott Malone WALTHAM, Mass., June 17 (Reuters) - The governors of five New England states said on Tuesday they would begin to share...

Massachusetts Democrats To Compete In Gubernatorial Primary

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

By Jim Finkle Boston, June 14 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Democrats nominated state Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Treasurer St...

Pride In Deval Patrick

Marc Solomon | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Marc Solomon

It seems especially appropriate to single out Gov. Deval Patrick who is now in his final year in office and who was so essential in our efforts to defend the freedom to marry in the Bay State.

Gov Unveils $20 Million Plan To Tackle Opioid Drug Abuse

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, June 10 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday unveiled a $20 million package of proposals to tackle what he described ...

The Never-Ending Campaign

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

We have HOW long until the next presidential election? Some of us just want to say: Give it a rest... but there seems little chance. Recently I rode ...

"Best Is a Future Free of Fossil Fuels": Deval Patrick Inspires UMass (and Me)

A. Siegel | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
A. Siegel

Sometimes, a politician takes a commencement speech to make a statement of fundamental importance, to move past photo opportunity to political leadership. Such is the case with Governor Deval Patrick's 9 May speech at the University of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Governor Under Pressure To Speed Up Access To Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) is being pressured to speed up access to medical marijuana. Advocates for medical marijuana rallied outside th...

Gov Recounts 'Tough' Decision To Close Boston During Hunt For Bomber

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him t...

Judge Blocks Massachusetts Ban On Powerful New Painkiller

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tu...

Hundreds Walk Out for Climate Justice, Call for Leadership From Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Adam Greenberg | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Braving freezing rain and snow, protesters rallied in front of the MA State House to support the governor's work on climate issues so far and call for a ban on building new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

Massachusetts To Make Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Medication More Widely Available

Reuters | Richard Valdmanis | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, March 27 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday declared a public health emergency over rising heroin and opioid addic...

Obama Thinks This Governor Would Make A Great President

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick - a rising Democratic star - would ma...

Arthur Delaney

ANOTHER State Offsets Food Stamp Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts on Tuesday became the eighth state to announce new measures to protect food stamp beneficiaries from cuts recently approve...