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Gov. Patrick: I Don't Want To Make 'False Promises'

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Gov. Deval Patrick and other governors wait for the arrival of President-elect Barack Obama at the bipartisan meeting of the National Governor's Association yesterday in Philadelphia. (AP)
Gov. Deval Patrick and other governors wait for the arrival of President-elect Barack Obama at the bipartisan meeting of the National Governor's Association yesterday in Philadelphia. (AP)

The goals of the Obama administration's economic recovery plan — job creation through broad infrastructure improvements — are closely aligned with goals that Massachusetts is already working on, Gov. Patrick says.

Patrick and other governors met yesterday with President-elect Obama (NPR), who promised them swift action on an economic plan to deal with the national recession.

Patrick told WBUR this morning that Massachusetts is faring relatively better than many other states, but also said it will have to suspend contract negotiations with state workers because of the economic downturn.

"The state just doesn't have the cash right now to pony up," Patrick said. Get the full interview (Real Audio).

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