The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

The first gambling facility in Massachusetts will open on Wednesday in Plainville, over three years after lawmakers legalized casino gaming. Massachusetts is about to begin learning about the advantages and disadvantages of expanded gaming.

UMass Students Voice Concern About Planned Fee Hikes

The administration and finance committee of the UMass Board of Trustees voted to recommend upping tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates next school year.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

The governor’s task force charged with exploring Massachusetts’ opioid addiction crisis holds its final meeting on Thursday. Policymakers are looking to the task force for additional courses of action to deal with the problem.

Mass. Attorney General: NFL Focus On Deflate-Gate Is ‘Out Of Line’

Speaking for much of Patriots Nation, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey questioned the priorities of the National Football League a day after it announced a four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady, a hefty fine and the loss of two draft picks.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s leadership team is preparing to release its first annual state budget proposal on Tuesday.Joint legislative committees, which are controlled by the House, have scheduled eight hearings for Tuesday as those panels ramp up their activity five months into the 2015-2016 session.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

As lawmakers begin vetting Governor Charlie Baker’s MBTA overhaul proposal, the House today dig’s into nearly 1,100 amendments proposed to the $38 billion House Ways and Means Committee fiscal 2016 budget.