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1 hr ago | The Inquirer & Mirror

Governor signs bill lowering flood-insurance requirements

A bill that reduces the amount of federal flood insurance certain homeowners will be required to buy was signed by Gov. Deval Patrick last week in an attempt to mitigate floodinsurance premium hikes expected by expanded Federal Emergency Management Agency flood-risk maps.

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5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Mass. Lawmakers Pass Major Bills As Formal Sessions End

Massachusetts lawmakers approved several major pieces of legislation early Friday morning, blowing past a midnight deadline in a somewhat chaotic finish to the end of formal meetings in their two-year session that began in January 2013.

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9 hrs ago | CNet News

Securing Billions of IoT Devices Poses Mind-Boggling Challenges

The Internet of things presents some significant security challenges that need to be dealt with now before big problems arise.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Hispanic Business

Governor Patrick Tours Investments That Have Revitalized Downtown Lawrence

"Through these types of collaborative efforts, we are making our communities great places for residents to grow and thrive."

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WWLP

Time is running out for the MA House & Senate

The formal legislative session ends in just a few hours and state lawmakers are rushing to move controversial bills to Governor Deval Patrick's desk for his signature.

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News Observer

Jobs bill keeps non-compete policy intact

A compromise version of an economic development bill does not include language that would discourage businesses from asking employees to sign the agreements, which can limit the ability of workers at cutting-edge technology firms to quit their jobs and take their knowledge to competitors.

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Townhall

'God Bless America,' With Irony

It was billed as a "Stop the Invasion" rally, and it drew thousands of protesters to the steps of the State House on Saturday.

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Boston.com

Coakley, Grossman step up dispute

With six weeks to go before the Democratic gubernatorial primary, the sniping between Attorney General Martha Coakley and state Treasurer Steve Grossman - and the political action committee that supports him - has dramatically intensified.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Boston.com

Gov. Patrick Signs Mass. Buffer Zone Bill

Governor Deval Patrick today signed a bill that tightens security regulations regarding protests and demonstrations at abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

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WWLP

Massachusetts lawmakers Ok Pac disclosure bill

Massachusetts lawmakers have accepted a bill designed to tighten reporting requirements for independent political expenditures, including those made by political action committees known as super PACs.

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The Modesto Bee

Boston protesters rally against gas pipeline

The protest, attended by hundreds of supporters, was the culmination of a month-long "rolling rally" that marched through towns likely impacted by the proposed 250-mile long pipeline expansion in Berkshire, Worcester and Franklin counties.

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National Review Online

Deval Patrick's Abortion Radicalism

Massachusetts demonstrated its abortion radicalism today as Governor Deval Patrick signed a new buffer-zone law under the guise of protecting public safety.

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CBS Local

Revere Officials Unsure What Financial Aid Will Be Available For Tornado Recovery

Revere officials and residents are still cleaning up from Monday's tornado and starting to wonder what funds might be available to help pay for repairs.

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Boston.com

Environmental Advisers to Patrick Administration Quit Over Climate Change Dispute

Three members of Governor Deval Patrick's environmental advisory committee have resigned over policies they claim hurt Massachusetts' goal of cutting greenhouse gases.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press

The operator of a whale watch boat that was stranded overnight off the coast of Massachusetts with 157 passengers says the vessel was in a restricted area when it became entangled in a mooring cable.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WHDH

Patrick signs $1B convention center upgrade bill

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Baker, Fisher head debate doubleheader in Lowell on August 21

Republican gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher have agreed to meet in the Mill City for their first scheduled public debate on Thursday, Aug. 21. The Baker-Fisher forum is part of a debate doubleheader co-sponsored by The Sun and Middlesex Community College on Aug. 21. It will begin at 3 p.m. at MCC's Federal Building on East ... (more)

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Bellingham Herald

Lawmakers: Statehouse needs up to $40M in upgrades

On Tuesday, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he's seeking up to $20 million to overhaul the 160-seat House chamber.

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Free Republic

Cape Cod rep on Deval Patrick remarks following Bourne meeting:...

Massachusetts Republicans have amped up their criticism of Gov. Deval Patrick's approach to potentially sheltering immigrant children in federal custody within Massachusetts, while the administration is seeking to quell the concerns of local officials.

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WWLP

House pushes legislation aimed at the Southfield redevelopment

With formal sessions this year set to end on Thursday, the House on Monday quietly advanced legislation aimed at facilitating the redevelopment of SouthField, a sprawling development at the old South Weymouth Naval Air Station.

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