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Patrick to repay taxpayers for decor

$10,000 spent for drapes; governor to offset car costs

In this photograph taken Feb. 16, Governor Deval Patrick is shown in his office with his new $10,000 drapes. In this photograph taken Feb. 16, Governor Deval Patrick is shown in his office with his new $10,000 drapes. (PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF/FILE)
By Frank Phillips and Andrea Estes
Globe Staff / February 21, 2007

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Governor Deval Patrick spent more than $10,000 on damask drapes for his State House office as part of a $27,387 makeover that also included a new desk, settee, and other furnishings paid for with taxpayer money. (Full article: 918 words)

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