Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is leaving office next month after 8 years. Today we’re looking back at his record on education. Patrick instituted bold and controversial policies in the middle of his term, in part to close what’s called the achievement gap between students with different economic and racial backgrounds.
In his final days in office, Patrick is touting a record with quite a few accomplishments, and also its share of blemishes.
An advisory commission created by the Massachusetts legislature is recommending significant pay raises for the governor, and other top leaders.
The Massachusetts Health Connector has received numerous complaints that the site can’t process immigration information.
Massachusetts House Speaker Bob Deleo says he will not back the governor’s plan to cut 25.5 million dollars in direct aid to cities and towns.
Patrick says he’s working up a plan to close the $325 billion budget gap.
The election of Massachusetts governor formally wrapped up Wednesday with Democrat Martha Coakley conceding to Republican Charlie Baker. But reflections on a hard-fought campaign only last so long, before the real work begins.
The Massachusetts governor’s race is officially over.
Generating little attention this year is the election for U.S. senator in Massachusetts. Democratic incumbent Ed Markey faces former Hopkinton selectman, Republican Brian Herr.
Health officials, public safety personnel, cabinet secretaries and the mayor of Boston filed into a briefing room at Logan airport. They stood behind Governor Patrick, who told the public not to be alarmed.
Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, and Democratic nominee Martha Coakley squared off Wednesday morning for the second time in 12 hours. Unlike previous ones, this debate featured just those two leading candidates head to head. It lead to a more thorough airing of issues, including TV ads and economic policy.
The ballot question would give paid sick time to employees of companies with 11 people or more. Baker’s plan would extend the benefit for companies of 50 or more.
This debate over pre-school and how to pay for it is an annual one in Massachusetts. Most recently, just last year, Governor Deval Patrick proposed clearing the voucher waiting list. It didn’t happen.
The Republican candidate for Massachusetts governor is making a big pitch to women, but has a lot of work to do. Charlie Baker trails well behind his Democratic opponent among female voters.
Wynn Resorts says – for now – the company is staying out of the fight over whether to repeal Massachusetts’ casino law. Wynn has been awarded the sole casino license for greater Boston.