Gov. Patrick Reflects on Past, Future in State of the Commonwealth Address

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by BOB SALSBERG and STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Deval Patrick looked back at his legacy and ahead to his last year in office as he delivered his final State of the State address.

Patrick pledged to continue to make government more effective, calling for an overhaul of Massachusetts’ unemployment insurance system and vowing to pass legislation making it easier to register to vote.

Patrick also said he’s working to fix the state’s health insurance website and strengthen the Department of Children and Families in the wake of the disappearance of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who was under state care.

Patrick also took time to look back and offer his version of his legacy.

Patrick says he never expected to deal with an economic recession and Marathon bombing, but said the state rallied in the face of both.

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  • tiredofthemedia

    Ill say it again. Drop dead scumbag

    • TheScottishWeasel

      Don’t be so harsh on the guy Tired. He doesn’t mean to make things a mess, it just happens to everything he gets involved it. Like a curse. Seriously though, look in the mans eyes, the porch light is on nice and bright, but there’s still nobody home. He’s not a bad guy, just intellectually challenged.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    The “final” address? I knew it, I just knew he’d do it, he’s gone and destroyed the whole state now! If I were security I would check under the podium in case when his final speech is over, he plans to make it REALLY over. If you find his missing marbles under there, please return them.