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Coming to grips with the grass roots

The governor-elect has spoken eloquently of reengaging citizens and reinvigorating our democracy. But how much democracy does Beacon Hill (and Deval Patrick) really want?

By Dave Denison
December 10, 2006

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THE VICTORY SPEECH Governor-elect Deval Patrick delivered on the night of Nov. 7 was characteristically hopeful and idealistic -- and passionate on the subject of citizen power. "We have a mandate to change the way we do business on Beacon Hill and to keep the grass roots alive and growing," he told his assembled supporters. (Full article: 1793 words)

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