state of the commonwealth

Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Still Waiting For Leaders To Lead

Somewhere in-between these competing visions of reality and economic growth lie the answers we need.


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.


Deval Patrick. (Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Patrick Needs To Give It To Us Straight

Jon Keller says Gov. Patrick needs to tell the truth about our economy.


Gov. Deval Patrick (Photo courtesy: Scott Eisen/Governor's Office)

Gov. Patrick Calls For Income Tax Hike

Gov. Deval Patrick has asked the Legislature to hike the state’s income tax from the current 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, while also calling for a reduction in the state sales tax.