Robert DeLeo

Nativity Battle Won
It was November 2016. Republican State Representative Jim Lyons filed a request with the Speaker's office to have a "Celebration of Christmas" on Beacon Hill, with a Nativity Scene! What about the so called and misinterpreted separation between church and state...
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…
[RICHARD] Relief Unlikely For Massachusetts Taxpayers
Relief is not likely for Massachusetts taxpayers as the Senate prepares to debate it's version of a $40 billion dollar budget for the next fiscal year on Tuesday.  The Senate seeks some $400 million dollars in new taxes and fees.   New revenue would come from private ro…
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…
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...

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