1. Articles from State House News Service

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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

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 27 2013)

      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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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Chicopee

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

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 25 2013)

      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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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Robert DeLeo   Amherst

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

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      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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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

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

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      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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      Mentions:   Massport   West Springfield   Springfield

    5. UMass dean Stephen Crosby named by Gov. Deval Patrick to chair Gaming Commission

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      UMass dean Stephen Crosby named by Gov. Deval Patrick to chair Gaming Commission Gov. Deval L. Patrick today introduced Stephen Crosby, a former leading aide for two Republican governors, as the chairman of the fledgling Massachusetts Gaming Commission. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee

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

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      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. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Greenfield Community College

    7. Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says economic development legislation will be one of his next priorities

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      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. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Chicopee   The Republican

    8. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveils education goals

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2011)

      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. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    9. UMass' growing cost of debt making it difficult to invest in faculty, projects, new president Robert Caret says

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      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. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson

    10. Union calls on Baystate Health to reconsider layoffs

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      Union calls on Baystate Health to reconsider layoffs “Massachusetts has expanded and enhanced healthcare for our residents which we applaud – but the Commonwealth is not paying for these commitments,” Mark R. Tolosky, president and CEO of Baystate Health, said in the statement. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Greenfield

    11. Massachusetts' unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time in 2 years

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      Massachusetts' unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time in 2 years Massachusetts employers added 19,500 jobs in April and the state’s jobless rate dipped below 8 percent for the first time in two years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    12. UMass search committee whittles list of candidates for president to about 10 | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2010)

      The field of candidates to replace outgoing UMass President Jack M. Wilson has been whittled to about 10 after the search committee met for over three hours Thursday to discuss its next move. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Robert Caret

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