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    1. Chicopee's Westover, Barnes Air Guard in Westfield to benefit if Massachusetts approves $177 million bond bill for capital projects at military bases

      Chicopee's Westover, Barnes Air Guard in Westfield to benefit if Massachusetts approves $177 million bond bill for capital projects at military bases

      The capital dollars would be available for the six military bases in Massachusetts: Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee; Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield; Natick Soldier Systems Center; Fort Devens; Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford; and the Massachusetts Military Reservation on Cape Cod. Brooks said a runway resurfacing at Barnes, which is owned by the City of Westfield, is a "perfect example" of how the state funding can be put to good use, and combined with federal and local funding for what Quenneville said is a $20 million project.

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    2. Panel named for reviewing public-private partnerships on Massachusetts transportation infastructure projects

      Panel named for reviewing public-private partnerships on Massachusetts transportation infastructure projects

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that Gov. Deval Patrick appointed four members for two-year terms. They are former Congressman John Olver, of Amherst; Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists President Joseph Dorant, of Saugus; MassDOT Board member Alan Macdonald, of Winchester; and Valmo Ventures Chair and CEO Valerie Mosley, of Weston.

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    3. Proposed 64% cut in anti-gang program catches some Massachusetts legislators off-guard

      Proposed 64% cut in anti-gang program catches some Massachusetts legislators off-guard

      The House Ways and Means Committee budget released last week recommends funding the so-called Sen. Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative at $2 million, it’s lowest level since the start of the recent recession, and down from $5.5 million this fiscal year. The Ways and Means budget also wipes out a separate $10 million program, backed by the governor, aimed at combating youth violence.

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    4. Massachusetts lawmakers juggle concerns over MBTA fare hikes, regional equity

      Massachusetts lawmakers juggle concerns over MBTA fare hikes, regional equity

      When Rep. Michael Finn, D-West Springfield, raised concerns that the Springfield regional transit authority is also looking at raising fares and cutting service without momentum for a state bailout, Davey said he has directed his staff to try to find $500,000 to $700,000 in one-time funds that could be used in Springfield to offset cuts.

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    5. Patrick administration plans $10.1 billion in capital projects over 5 year period

      Patrick administration plans $10.1 billion in capital projects over 5 year period
      The Patrick administration’s plan totals $10.1 billion, with $1.9 billion allocated for spending in fiscal 2012, which began on July 1, and significant investments in public higher education facilities. According to the plan, administration officials applied a 3 percent revenue growth projection to fiscal 2013.
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    6. Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says economic development legislation will be one of his next priorities

      Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says economic development legislation will be one of his next priorities
      Speaking at the annual Retailers Association of Massachusetts meeting, DeLeo said with casino gambling done, it was time to think about other ways to boost economic development – the state’s jobless rate held at 7.3 percent in October. He did not offer any specifics, but said it was a top priority when the Legislature returns in January. He said he was talking to business leaders and retailers to get their input.
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    7. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveils education goals

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveils education goals
      According to a list provided by the administration, the gateway cities in Massachusetts are Brockton, Chelsea, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, Westfield and Worcester.
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    8. UMass' growing cost of debt making it difficult to invest in faculty, projects, new president Robert Caret says

      UMass' growing cost of debt making it difficult to invest in faculty, projects, new president Robert Caret says
      The growing cost of covering debt is crowding out the ability of the University of Massachusetts’ five campuses to invest in faculty, staff and other projects and is driving up tuition and fees for students, UMass president Robert Caret said Wednesday.
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    Massachusetts' unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time in 2 years Union calls on Baystate Health to reconsider layoffs UMass' growing cost of debt making it difficult to invest in faculty, projects, new president Robert Caret says Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveils education goals Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says economic development legislation will be one of his next priorities Patrick administration plans $10.1 billion in capital projects over 5 year period UMass dean Stephen Crosby named by Gov. Deval Patrick to chair Gaming Commission Massachusetts lawmakers juggle concerns over MBTA fare hikes, regional equity Proposed 64% cut in anti-gang program catches some Massachusetts legislators off-guard Amherst to sign Community Compact agreement with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Thursday Area legislators prod state regulators to act quickly on Berkshire Gas moratorium Westover invites 150 Springfield, Chicopee, Worcester students to learn about leadership,...