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Patrick uses annual speech to prod Legislature

He expresses impatience as measures linger

Governor Deval Patrick entered the House chambers before giving his State of the State address last night. Among the measures he called upon legislators to approve was his plan to license three resort casinos. Governor Deval Patrick entered the House chambers before giving his State of the State address last night. Among the measures he called upon legislators to approve was his plan to license three resort casinos. (Evan Richman/Globe Staff)
By Frank Phillips and Andrea Estes
Globe Staff / January 25, 2008

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Saying the cost of inaction is too high and declaring himself an "impatient man," Governor Deval Patrick used his first State of the State address last night to press the Legislature to act on his ambitious initiatives, which have lingered before lawmakers for months. (Full article: 909 words)

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