Key budget leaders in the Massachusetts House have said no new “broad-based” taxes are needed for the next state budget, even though tax revenues for the current fiscal year keep coming up short.
Beacon Hill lawmakers are five weeks into a new two-year session, and things are off to a pretty slow start.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Ads on Craigslist in Western Massachusetts are selling plastic bags for prices ranging from $20 to $325. The seller maintains the pot inside is a legal gift. The ad appeared after a new law went into effect allowing people in the state to possess and give marijuana as a gift.
A new, two-year legislative session begins this week. New lawmakers will be sworn in, but the balance of power won’t change.
A group of Massachusetts Senators, including Stan Rosenberg of Amherst, head to Minnesota to fact-find, this week.