House Speaker Robert DeLeo

House Speaker Wants Probe Into Patrick’s Trade Missions
House Speaker Robert DeLeo says Massachusetts lawmakers should take a look at reports that former Gov. Deval Patrick used funds from quasi-public state agencies to help pay for trade missions he led as governor.
The Boston Herald reported Wednesday that the former Democratic governor funneled more th…
DeLeo And Coakley File Domestic Violence Bill
Bail for accused domestic batterers would be delayed and judges would be required to undergo training on domestic violence issues under a bill introduced at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
 
    House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley say the legislation unveiled Tuesday was spurr…
Patrick: No Reset Of Medical Marijuana Proposals
Gov. Deval Patrick says he does not believe the process of selecting medical marijuana dispensaries should start again from scratch.
 
    Patrick told reporters on Monday that none of the 20 applicants approved so far have been granted licenses to operate dispensaries and won&apos…
Lawmakers Repeal Technology Tax
The Massachusetts House has approved a repeal of an unpopular new technology tax.
The House backed the repeal by a 156-1 vote when it met in a formal session Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick has said he's open to repealing the tax, which state officials had estimated would generate $161 million in t…