Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
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.
A state task force is expected to release a report on the MBTA’s failures during this winter’s storms this week. Gov. Charlie Baker has discouraged the push for new taxes to help solve the transit system’s problems.
Did the Patrick Administration break the law when it cut funding for school transportation last November?
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,
Rosenberg is settling into his new role as Senate President, with lawmakers facing a budget gap.
With the new legislative session about underway, comes the election of Massachusetts’ House Speaker and Senate President. Among the pair, western Massachusetts’ first legislative leader in about 40 years, Senator Stan Rosenberg from Amherst.
Sixty-six days after his narrow election over Martha Coakley, Governor-elect Charlie Baker is set to take office Thursday when Senator Stan Rosenberg, expected to be elected Senate president on Wednesday, administers the oath of office.
Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray has helped engineer an orderly transition to her successor, Senator Stan Rosenberg, and managed to put an extensive chamber renovation plan, including funding, in place prior to her departure and in the midst of criticism of harmful cuts to state programs and services.
Stan Rosenberg of Amherst will be Senate President next year. He says he’s worked with Charlie Baker before.
The bill is a compromise between nurses and hospitals hashed out by Sen. Stan Rosenberg.
North Adams Regional Hospital has been closed for almost a month, leaving many Berkshire County residents without nearby emergency care and hundreds without jobs. One ranking Massachusetts state senator says the future is bleak for similar small hospitals.
Nurses and hospital administrators came to an agreement, with the help of two local legislators, to end a contract dispute that dragged on over the past two years.
UMass-Amherst held its 46th annual community breakfast this morning, with over 300 University, municipal, and legislative leaders in attendance.