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Patrick Nominates Gants As Massachusetts’ Chief Justice

Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph Gants to serve as the chief justice of the state’s highest court.

16 hours ago

The flag draped between fire trucks  for the funeral procession for Lt. Ed Walsh. (Photo by Beth Germano-WBZ-TV)

Patrick Signs Bill To Increase Police & Fire Line Of Duty Death Benefits

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill increasing the state’s line-of-duty death benefit for the families of public safety officers.

04/10/2014

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Patrick Among Governors Calling On President To Reduce National Guard Cuts

The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are stepping up calls on President Barack Obama to scale back the proposed shrinking of the Army National Guard.

03/01/2014

Gov. Deval Patrick. (WBZ-TV)

Gov. Patrick To Attend Governors’ Meeting In DC

Gov. Deval Patrick is heading to Washington to participate in a two-day National Governors Association winter meeting.

02/22/2014

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Patrick Says He Refused To Accept DCF Chief Roche’s Resignation

Gov. Deval Patrick said the head of the embattled Department of Children and Families has offered her resignation, but he refused to accept it.

02/21/2014

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State Using $3 Million To Target Educational Achievement Gap In Mass.

Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration is giving more than $3 million in grants to Massachusetts cities in what officials say is an effort to close a persistent achievement gap in public education.

02/15/2014

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Patrick Apologizes, Sees Fix For Failed Mass. Health Care Website

Gov. Deval Patrick apologized Thursday to frustrated Massachusetts residents who have struggled to sign up for health coverage because of a problem-plagued state website and outlined a series of steps aimed at correcting the glitches.

02/06/2014

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Mass. Woman’s Healthcare Nightmare: ‘I’ve Lost My Insurance’

It has been four full months since the state started offering health insurance coverage on a website that conformed with changes in federal law. But many customers are still in limbo, including one local woman who has been struggling to find out if she is even covered at this point.

01/31/2014

Governor Patrick delivers his final State of the Commonwealth.

Patrick Reflects, Calls For Continued Change In Final State Of Commonwealth Speech

Gov. Deval Patrick looked back at his legacy and ahead to his last year in office as he delivered his final State of the State address on Tuesday.

01/28/2014

Gov. Deval Patrick speaks at the 44th annual MLK breakfast Jan. 20, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Patrick, Walsh Speak At Boston’s MLK Breakfast

Governor Patrick and Mayor Walsh spoke to a crowd of 800 about Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of service.

01/20/2014

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