House Speaker Robert DeLeo has reported spending $300,000 on legal fees during the first half of the year as investigators ramped up their probe of the Massachusetts Probation Department.
The House and Senate leadership plan for funding transportation is a far cry from the plan the governor’s been pushing for the past few months.
The Massachusetts House and Senate have agreed on a plan to raise $500 million to fund the state’s transportation system.
The MBTA is facing another massive budget gap and looking at fare hikes as one possible solution, but Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo says he’s hopeful that won’t be needed.
The proposed Massachusetts budget was one of the topics WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller covered Sunday on “Keller @ Large” as he sat down with Massachusetts Speaker Of The House Rep. Robert DeLeo.
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.