Robert DeLeo

File image of the state house at night. (Photo by Andrea Courtois)

Top Mass. Lawmakers Handing Out Raises To Staffers

Massachusetts’ two top lawmakers are handing out raises to hundreds of staffers even as the state faces declining revenues that could force budget cuts.

11/26/2012

Annie Dookhan refuses to answer questions from WBZ-TV's Beth Germano on Sept. 12, 2012.

Mass. Lawmakers To Probe Lab’s Mishandled Evidence

Lawmakers plan to join in the growing investigation into the mishandling of drug evidence by a former chemist at a now-closed state crime laboratory, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Tuesday.

09/18/2012

House Speaker Robert DeLeo

Keller @ Large: DeLeo: House Would Override Patrick Veto Of ‘3 Strikes’ Bill

House Speaker Robert DeLeo told WBZ-TV a key amendment being promoted by Gov. Deval Patrick to the “three-strikes” bill toughening penalties for repeat violent offenders “would really gut the bill.”

07/27/2012

(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

Keller @ Large: Time To Reverse Pharmaceutical Gift Ban?

Supporters say a gift ban was needed to change a too-cozy relationship between drug companies and doctors. But critics say it’s costing the Massachusetts economy millions.

06/19/2012

House Speaker Robert DeLeo (Photo Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

WBZ NewsWatch With Joe Mathieu: House Speaker Robert DeLeo

WBZ NewsWatch with Joe Mathieu returned Tuesday on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 with Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo as Joe’s guest.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/18/2012

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks to reporters at Harvard University November 7, 2011 in Cambridge. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

DeLeo Encouraging Zuckerberg To Move Facebook Back To Mass.

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo has a message for former Harvard undergrad and billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: Come home.

05/16/2012

Mass. House Speaker Robert DeLeo

Keller @ Large: House Speaker Robert DeLeo Talks State Budget, Taxes

WBZ’s Jon Keller recently sat down with Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo to discuss the state budget and other pressing issues.

04/22/2012

(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

Mass. House Panel Unveiling Proposed Budget Plan

A key House committee has proposed a nearly $32.3 state budget that includes no new taxes and boosts state aid to cities and towns.

04/11/2012

Medical Care, Hospital Bed

AP: Mass. Health Care Lobbying Topped $51M Over Past 5 Years

Hospitals, insurers, doctors and unions are spending tens of millions of dollars trying to make sure their voices are heard on Beacon Hill.

03/25/2012

Probation Department

Top Lawmakers React To Probation Dept. Indictments; Deny Misconduct

Legislative leaders are denying any misconduct following the indictment of three former probation department officials accused of rigging the agency’s hiring process to favor politically-connected applicants.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/24/2012

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