Massachusetts’ two top lawmakers are handing out raises to hundreds of staffers even as the state faces declining revenues that could force budget cuts.
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.
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.”
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.
WBZ NewsWatch with Joe Mathieu returned Tuesday on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 with Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo as Joe’s guest.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo has a message for former Harvard undergrad and billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: Come home.
WBZ’s Jon Keller recently sat down with Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo to discuss the state budget and other pressing issues.
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.
Hospitals, insurers, doctors and unions are spending tens of millions of dollars trying to make sure their voices are heard on Beacon Hill.
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.