Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.
What made The Short List this week?
- A study on rail service between Springfield and Boston failed to make the latest Massachusetts budget, much to the surprise of some lawmakers. (NEPR)
- A Massachusetts legislator is proposing ways to make it easier to register to vote. (NEPR)
- Former western Massachusetts state legislator Alan Sisitsky died recently. He's best known for his skirmishes with powerful former Senate President Billy Bulger (State House News Service/The Reminder)