BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley has taken the wraps off her education platform, saying the state should move some money it uses to jail nonviolent offenders to help get inmates job training or pass their GED. Coakley also told supporters in Boston she would push to lower barriers to learning from pre-K through high school.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts leaders are among those mourning the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela, with Senator Ed Markey describing Mandela as a "hero for the ages." Governor Deval Patrick says Mandela was an inspiring example of resilience. He died yesterday at age 95 after a long illness.
BOSTON (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick leaves today for Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong on a mission to expand trade with Asia. Patrick is leading a delegation focused on expanding development in the clean tech, life sciences, financial and transportation sectors. Patrick will return to the state December 17.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Governor Deval Patrick and his New England counterparts will work together to come up with a regional energy strategy to lower costs and boost reliability and efficiency. One part of that, they say, is diversifying the region's energy resources and creating a multi-state strategy for bringing in more affordable and clean power.
(AP) - Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy and several colleagues have been fasting to show solidarity with immigration activists on the National Mall in Washington in their call for comprehensive immigration legislation. They are seeking a path to citizenship for many of the 11 million people currently in the U.S. illegally.
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