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Latest Deval Patrick Items
Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday proposed tighter regulations on sterile compounding pharmacies following a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts company.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has issued an executive order directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years.
For more than 20 years, state park officials in Massachusetts have encouraged locals to get off the couch Jan. 1 and take a hike — nothing too strenuous, but a healthy way to start the new year.
Rep. Edward J. Markey on Thursday became the first prominent Democrat to officially declare he will run for the seat of John F. Kerry in the widely expected event the senator is confirmed as President Obama's next secretary of state.
Sen. John Kerry is on track to become the next secretary of state. Already, Massachusetts Democrats are scrambling for a candidate to fill the Senate vacancy he would leave behind.
Edward Kennedy Jr., a son of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, announced Monday he has decided not to run for the Senate seat from Massachusetts that will become vacant if Sen. John F. Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
Ashley Judd reportedly is considering a run for the Senate, so why not Ben Affleck?
Massachusetts voters weary from one of the nation's costliest and most divisive U.S. Senate races are all but certain to find themselves thrown back into another tumultuous election now that President Obama has nominated Sen. John F. Kerry for secretary of state.
Failure by Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff" could put hundreds of thousands of people across the nation out of work, most of whom don't work for the government and don't live in federal government strongholds.