The Short List: Budget Cuts, Bus Cuts, Mass Pike Exits, Pot Law Changes, Odd Stories

Jul 21, 2017

Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.

What made The Short List this week?

  • Gov. Charlie Baker signed a state budget into law this week, while vetoing millions in spending. We talk about what was included in the budget, and what got axed. (SHNS, via WBUR)
  • Facing a budget deficit, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority cut routes and service this week. But it could've been way worse. (NEPR)
  • The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will study the possibility of putting a new exit on the Massachusetts Turnpike in the western part of the state. (NEPR)
  • More than eight months after adult recreational use marijuana was approved by Massachusetts voters, a group of state lawmakers has reached a compromise bill making changes to the law. (WBUR)
  • PODCAST ONLY: We ask our panelists to name their favorite odd/funny/quirky story of the week.