What Would You Ask Gov. Patrick?

Gov. Deval Patrick speaks with Patch readers live at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Which questions do you want him to answer?

If you could ask Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick one question, what would it be?

Patrick will join Patch Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for a live chat with readers. Now isyour chance to ask the executive of the commonwealth your question about casinos, the economy, elections or whatever else you want to know.

Can't make it to the live chat? Leave your questions for Patrick in the comments to have them considered for the live Q&A session. We'll be sure to ask about the most popular topics when we chat Thursday.

To join our chat, head on over to our homepage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.


Lisa Maselli September 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Governor Patrick, How can we start to revamp the credit history reporting companies, who controls the oversight on their activities? When did the law change on the use of our social security number for identification and record keeping, outside of tax, happen? How can we implement a change from using our social security number to check our credit history to use a personal identification number when asked for credit checks, much like a credit card does? How can we start this ball rolling?
Derek from Framingham September 27, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Governor, do you have any pull with the Middlesex DA, to quicken the pace of the investigation into Framingham's Building Commissioner which has been going on for over 300 days? Channel 4 was able to do its investigation in what would seem to be a period of a few days/weeks.
Chris L. September 27, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Governor Patrick, how can it not be illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts? Why are you continuing the appeasement of undocumented immigrants? Other than cheap, untaxed labor, they bring nothing to the table in the economy of Massachusetts. They don't pay taxes, don't pay for their medical care, yet still, they somehow end up with EBT cards and MA drivers' licenses(where, ironically the laws against DUI don't apply to them). All the talk in the national arena is on the 1% paying their fair share. The wealthy make purchases and pay property taxes. What about illegal immigrants? I'm sure the answer is "nothing", but I'll ask it anyway. What do you plan to do to help ensure undocumented immigrants do not overstay their visas and strain the already taxed economic assistance and legal systems here in Massachusetts?
Cmatheson September 27, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Gov. Patrick ,why are most of your appointees-African American? Are you racist?
james foley September 27, 2012 at 09:13 PM
What is your stance of the marijuana ballot question?


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