The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is living up to his budget manager billing. The new governor has been on the job for more than two weeks and has yet to file any legislation to advance his campaign pledges, focusing instead squarely on the state budget crisis he inherited.

Veterans Encouraged To Speak About Concerns

The crowd of roughly 50 at a downtown hotel was about half veterans, 25 percent VA staff, many who are also veterans. And the rest, family and friends. John Collins directs the central and western Massachusetts VA health system. He’s new to the job and the VA, following 30 years in the army.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Tax collections are running close to estimates halfway through Massachusetts fiscal year but the $36.5 billion state budget is out of balance by more than $500 million, according to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker,

Big Game For New England Patriots

The New England Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game on Sunday. This follows the Pats’ thriller last week, a 35-to-31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.