Neither side would comment on how the discussions are going, saying they agreed not to negotiate in the media. That’s a change from last month, when both groups argued their position through press releases and public statements.
Both House Speaker Bob DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg have made expanding Pre-K one of their top priorities for the year.
Among the items vetoed by Patrick include $300,000 in public safety funds for Ludlow and $250,000 to repair an auditorium in Gardner City Hall. Patrick says he chose to veto funding for these and other items because his team believes the projects would not have much of an impact.
The Massachusetts state legislature will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would prohibit police officers from using inappropriate language.
Toll collection for travel between the six western-most exits of the Massachusetts Turnpike is scheduled to begin October 15th.
Dozens of gun control bills were the topic of a state legislative hearing in Springfield Friday.