Construction could begin in the near future on several high-profile transportation projects around the state following an agreement reached by legislative negotiators on a $13 billion bond bill.
An overhaul of the state’s domestic violence laws unanimously cleared the Massachusetts House on Tuesday.
Bills that aren’t recommended by committees by Wednesday face a slim chance of becoming law in the session that ends July 31.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo is proposing a new minimum wage of $10.50 per hour in Massachusetts, to be phased in over three years.
The new law is the result of outrage that followed a ruling by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.
Massachusetts lawmakers moved at a pace rarely seen in the legislature, acting quickly to pass through a bill criminalizing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley are among those who have suggested the state should hit the reset button.
Robert DeLeo says he’s concerned that some of the information on the 20 applications approved last month was not thoroughly vetted, and some applicants may have submitted false or misleading statements.
The future of casinos in Massachusetts, health care and 2014 race for governor, were just some of the topics House Speaker Robert DeLeo discussed with Jon Keller.
When Massachusetts lawmakers legalized casino gambling, they took pains to ensure that casinos would not be built in places where they weren’t wanted or operated by the ethically challenged.