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Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mass. Lawmakers Eye $40M In Statehouse Repairs

Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.

07/29/2014

U.S. Customs officer helps two young boys at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Gov. Patrick Says He Hears A Lot Of Support For Immigrant Housing

Patrick told reporters Monday local officials have nothing to worry about because the children will be housed at secure facilities run and paid for by the federal government.

07/28/2014

U.S. Customs officer helps two young boys at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Lynch Skeptical Of Proposal To Shelter Illegal Immigrant Children In Mass.

Rep. Stephen Lynch believes undocumented children brought to Massachusetts for temporary shelter will likely stay much longer than the proposed 35-40 days.

07/25/2014

U.S. Customs officer helps two young boys at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Patrick Offers Camp Edwards, Westover Air Base As Temporary Shelters For Illegal Immigrant Children

Gov. Deval Patrick announced Friday he’s proposing two locations in Massachusetts to temporarily shelter unaccompanied children who crossed the southern border into the U.S. illegally.

07/18/2014

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Bill Would Allow Parole For Juvenile Murderers

A compromise version of a bill that would allow parole for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder has been released by a House and Senate committee.

07/15/2014

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Gov. Patrick: Lowell Fire Could Prompt Call For Better Fire Safety Laws

Patrick said the fire could prompt a call for better laws to protect people in apartments.

07/11/2014

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Gov. Patrick Signs Compounding Pharmacy Oversight Bill

The bill was signed two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.

07/10/2014

Abortion protesters returned to a Boston abortion clinic on Saturday. WBZ-TV.

Mass. Governor Expects New Abortion Buffer Zone Bill Soon

Gov. Deval Patrick says he expects to have a bill on his desksoon to strengthen security around Massachusetts abortion clinics.

07/02/2014

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Massachusetts To Cover Gender Identity Treatment

The Patrick administration is seeking to extend health care coverage for medically necessary treatment for gender identity or gender dysphoria including hormone therapy and gender-reassignment surgery.

06/20/2014

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Mass. Governor Hopeful: GOP Offered $1 Million Bribe To Quit Race

Tea party-affiliated candidate Mark Fisher is claiming state GOP committee members tried to bribe him with $1 million to drop his campaign for governor.

05/08/2014

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