Peter Kocot

Type: Person
Name: Peter Kocot
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

What's ahead in State Govt. this week

Advances July 20-25 The final two weeks of formal legislative sessionsAfter once-a-week formal sessions set the pace for most of the past 18 months, legislative leaders are now grinding out the final two weeks of formal sessions, using the pressure of ... [Published Cape Cod Today - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

WMass state reps have mixed reactions to housing unaccompanied illegal immigrant children at Westover

Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat, announced Friday that he is considering the use of two sites – Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee and Camp Edwards, part of a military reservation in Cape Cod – to temporarily shelter unaccompanied minors who crossed ... [Published MassLive - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

The Ticker: Lawmakers OK BCEC expansion

BCEC expansion gets OKA bill authorizing borrowing for a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center is one step closer to the governor’s desk after the House and Senate yesterday approved a compromise version. The bill ... [Published Boston Herald - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 05 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

What's happening in state government this week: July 6-11

Advances: July 6-11, 2014-- GOVERNOR'S FINAL BUDGET: Gov. Deval Patrick in the coming days is expected to pen his signature on his final state budget, a $36.5 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that began on Tuesday. Supporters point to increases ... [Published Cape Cod Today - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Bill supported by comedian Bill Cosby would protect Massachusetts celebrities' rights to their image after death

BOSTON — A bill protecting celebrities' images from exploitation after their death is pending for the third time before the Massachusetts Legislature, and supporters say they hope this is the year the bill is finally passed."For someone who has worked ... [Published MassLive - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Some rural Massachusetts Democrats take dim view of House Speaker Robert DeLeo's gun control legislation

SPRINGFIELD — Despite best intentions, most gun control bills introduced in any state are bound to have their share of detractors, both from the left and the right.And Massachusetts, where Democratic Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo recently introduced ... [Published MassLive - Jun 23 2014]

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...Democrat, said the issue is a humanitarian one, with most of the children coming from violent communities in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. "the humanitarian thing to do is to make sure they're healthy and safe, have food and will have an opportunity to make their way through that court process, which is part of law" Kocot said

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What's ahead in State Govt. this week [Published Cape Cod Today - Jul 19 2014]
WMass state reps have mixed reactions to housin... [Published MassLive - Jul 18 2014]
The Ticker: Lawmakers OK BCEC expansion [Published Boston Herald - Jul 17 2014]
What's happening in state government this week:... [Published Cape Cod Today - Jul 05 2014]
Bill supported by comedian Bill Cosby would pro... [Published MassLive - Jul 03 2014]
Some rural Massachusetts Democrats take dim vie... [Published MassLive - Jun 23 2014]
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