Gov. Deval Patrick suggested on Tuesday that he might be ready to sign so-called “three strikes” legislation — which would eliminate the possibility of parole for repeat violent offenders — but will seek commitments from legislative leaders to work on improving the bill next session.
The Mass. House voted 152-1 against the governor’s latest amendment, which would have eased restrictions on how food stamps could be used.
Dr. Robert Caret, president of the University of Massachusetts, discusses the recent tuition hikes in the UMass system.
The state watched pomp and ceremony on Beacon Hill, as Deval Patrick became the first African-American to be twice inaugurated as governor in U.S. history.
Massachusetts residents woke up to the year 2011 to find a radiant, blue sky and unseasonably warm temperatures. But that’s not the mood on Beacon Hill, where the 2011 state legislative session gets under way this week. We get the grim forecast from Craig Sandler of the State House News Service.
As part of our series of interviews with gubernatorial candidates in the 2010 race, we speak with the incumbent. Gov. Deval Patrick takes your calls, comments and tweets, live in the studio.
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