Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Under Investigation for Embezzlement of 27 Million | 6.13.15 | "The former governor of Massachusetts is under investigation for diverting money from state funds to use for travel, advertising and other misc. expenses." "According to the Boston Herald, Patrick diverted 27 million dollars he could use as a slush fund to avoid cutbacks in the budget."
Governor Deval Patrick signs minimum wage hike into law - The Boston Globe
Governor Deval Patrick today signed into law a bill raising the minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour by 2017, setting Massachusetts on course to have the highest minimum wage of any state in the country.