Deval Patrick

  • Patrick signs $36B state budget, announces vetoes Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    Deval Patrick signed into law Friday the final state budget of his administration, while also asking lawmakers to expand his authority to order spending cuts, if needed, during his last months in office.

  • Mass. reports progress in fixing health website Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    BOSTON— Software ordered by Massachusetts to fix its hobbled health care exchange passed initial tests, renewing hopes that the state could finally have a fully operational website by year's end, officials said Thursday.

  • Compounding pharmacy oversight changes signed Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    BOSTON— Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. A tainted steroid produced by the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham was blamed for the fungal meningitis outbreak that caused 64 deaths and hundreds of illnesses in 20 states.

  • Impact of casino repeal on tribal plans uncertain Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    The Mashpee Wampanoags want to build a $500 million resort casino in an industrial park in Taunton, a city 37 miles south of Boston, assuming it gets federal approval to take the land into trust.

  • Massachusetts lawmakers OK final state budget Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    The House voted 144-7 vote in favor of the spending plan and the Senate later gave final approval to the budget on a 38-1 vote.

  • US gives conditional backing for Cape Wind project Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:08 AM ET

    BOSTON— The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday it has conditionally committed to a $150 million loan guarantee for Cape Wind's proposed energy project off the coast of Cape Cod.

  • Lawmakers pass compounding pharmacy oversight bill Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    BOSTON— Massachusetts lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill overhauling the oversight of compounding pharmacies.

  • District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superseded the state's action.

  • District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superceded the state's action.

  • April 15- A U.S. federal court granted Zogenix Inc a preliminary injunction against a ban blocking the sale of its controversial opioid painkiller, Zohydro, in Massachusetts, citing public interest.

  • BOSTON, March 20- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley remains well ahead of her nearest Democratic primary opponent and a Republican contender in the state's race for governor, according to a poll released on Thursday.

  • CEO in cuffs?: 2014 Wall Street crime predictions Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:09 AM ET

    With the markets and the economy rebounding and the tide rising, will white collar watchdogs get a rest in 2014?

  • Who's living large in Michigan? The governor. Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • The Most Improved States for Business 2013 Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    An engineer and electrician working in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 2013

    More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.

  • Boston Suspects Had Bomb Plan for New York Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:44 PM ET

    The two brothers suspected of carrying out last week's deadly Boston Marathon bombing decided, after the FBI released photos of them, to drive to Manhattan and detonate more explosives in Times Square.

  • Timeline of a Terror Hunt: Last Suspect Captured Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing walk near the marathon finish line.

    Timeline of law enforcement authorities' manhunt for the suspects in Monday's bombings of the Boston Marathon, which ended with one suspect dead and one alive.

  • Record-Breaking Blizzard Slams Northeast Saturday, 9 Feb 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

    A record-breaking blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least four people dead.

  • Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.

  • Massachusetts officials prepare for powerful storm Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 3:26 PM ET

    BOSTON-- Massachusetts officials braced Friday for the arrival of a mega-storm that Gov. Forecasts that show Sandy veering inland and merging with another storm front in the mid-Atlantic could lower the potential for catastrophic damage in Massachusetts, but Patrick still warned of a 4- to 6- foot coastal storm surge and 30-35 foot seas offshore.

  • East Coast braces for monster 'Frankenstorm' Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The pre- Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready. The stage is set as Hurricane Sandy, having blown through Haiti and Cuba, continues to barrel north.