Both House Speaker Bob DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg have made expanding Pre-K one of their top priorities for the year.
State Rep. Thomas Petrolati was not charged with any crime, and on the streets of Ludlow, his constituents appear to hold him in high regard.
As federal prosecutors try to wrap up their case in the corruption trial of the state’s former probation commissioner, the speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives is denying any connection to the case.
Prior to the vote, an unusually large number of House Democrats joined their Republican colleagues to support a bid to delay a vote on gun legislation for one week, but the measure failed.
Opponents from both sides of the issue spoke against the proposal on Tuesday.