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DeLeo: Criminal Reform Bill Still A Work In Progress
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to hash out details of legislation intended to make major changes to the state's criminal justice system.
Democratic leaders in the Senate have already floated a wide-ranging bill.
Besides eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for some drug offenses w…
Baker Pushing Lawmakers To Finalize Opioid Addiction Bill
(Associated Press) - Mass. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is prodding state lawmakers to agree on a final version of a wide-ranging bill designed to address the state's deadly opioid addiction crisis.
 
Baker told reporters on Wednesday that the ``clock is ticking'' and that every d…
GOP’s Kevin McCarthy Bows Out Of Speakers Race
In a huge surprise, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is out of the race for Speaker of the House. The California Republican withdrew his name in a closed meeting of House Republicans. McCarthy told reporters that his withdrawal is the best thing for the party...
House Speaker Wants Info From DCF
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo plans to ask the Department of Children and Families for an update on their policies following the death of 2-year-old Bella Bond, which he said exposed ``broader failures within the system.''
DeLeo said he wants DCF to give House lawmakers details on actions …
Speaker DeLeo To Run For Re-Election
House Speaker Robert DeLeo is planning to run for another term as head of the Massachusetts House.
A spokesman for the Winthrop Democrat confirmed that DeLeo will seek reelection to the House next year and will also seek another term as speaker...
DeLeo Says Vote On Sales Tax Holiday Will Come Soon
Prospects for another sales tax holiday in Massachusetts are looking up.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Monday that he expects lawmakers to act ``relatively soon'' on a bill that would suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax for one weekend during the summer...
Organizers Reveal Details On Boston’s Olympic Bid
Organizers of Boston's effort to host the 2024 Olympics are revealing some of the early plans for the Boston bid. Most of the venues would be in a six mile area.
The co-chair of Boston 2024's planning committee tells reporters, organizers hope to have "the most walkable games in mo…
Boehner Opposes Impeachment Of President Obama
House Speaker John Boehner says he disagrees with calls to impeach President Barack Obama, but asserts that others can make a determination on their own whether the chief executive deserves it.
He made his comments as Sarah Palin and others have come out in recent days for impeachment...

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