Beacon Hill In 5 Beacon Hill In 5 is a weekly check-in at the Statehouse from New England Public Radio. Get a quick look at the week ahead in politics and government in Massachusetts with Carrie Healy, NEPR's Morning Edition Host, and Matt Murphy with the State House News Service.
Beacon Hill In 5

Beacon Hill In 5

From New England Public Radio

Beacon Hill In 5 is a weekly check-in at the Statehouse from New England Public Radio. Get a quick look at the week ahead in politics and government in Massachusetts with Carrie Healy, NEPR's Morning Edition Host, and Matt Murphy with the State House News Service.

Most Recent Episodes

Coming Elections, 2020 Anticipation Loom Large On Beacon Hill

It's a tough time to be a state trooper in Massachusetts — at least if you're a state trooper accused of falsifying overtime paperwork.

Fallout From The Gas Explosions, And A Banking Win For Marijuana Stores

Officials and residents in three eastern Massachusetts communities spent the weekend dealing with cleanup and recovery after natural gas problems triggered fires and explosions.

Fallout From The Gas Explosions, And A Banking Win For Marijuana Stores

Post-Primary, It's Lame Duck Season In The Massachusetts Legislature

It's the first full week of lame duck season in Massachusetts. Last week the state saw its primary elections.

A Look At How Some Massachusetts Primary Races Are Shaping Up

The Massachusetts primary is coming up on September 4. In addition to some big state races, we've got an eye on some hot primaries for the U.S. House and Senate.

Dem Governor Candidates Hoping To Get Noticed, And What Mass. Has Riding On MGM

It's crunch time for candidates — many of whom are just hoping voters know they exist.

Dem Governor Candidates Hoping To Get Noticed, And What Mass. Has Riding On MGM

Gov. Baker's Shift To Campaign Mode, And Mass. Voters' Deadline To Register

The Massachusetts primary elections are just three weeks away. Is Governor Charlie Baker now ready to start campaigning?

Gov. Baker's Shift To Campaign Mode, And Mass. Voters' Deadline To Register

The Massachusetts Legislative Session Has Ended, But The Work Continues

The Massachusetts legislature has called it quits for the year — kind of.

The Massachusetts Legislative Session Has Ended, But The Work Continues

The End Of Legislative Session Marks The Start Of A New Senate Presidency: Beacon Hill In 5

With very little time left before Massachusetts lawmakers finish this two-year legislative session, last week marked the start of Senator Karen Spilka's Senate Presidency. Her predessor, Sentor Harriette Chandler, had earlier said lawmakers would be working through the weekend to get the business before the legislature wrapped up. But that didn't actually happen. Matt Murphy with the State House News Service explains.

The End Of Legislative Session Marks The Start Of A New Senate Presidency: Beacon Hill In 5

With Budget And Other Bills, It's Decision Time For Massachusetts Gov. Baker

The Massachusetts state budget is sitting on Governor Charlie Baker's desk. Now the big question: what's he going to do with his veto pen?

With Budget And Other Bills, It's Decision Time For Massachusetts Gov. Baker

Power Transfer Set For July 26, But We're Still Missing A Massachusetts Budget

Last week, we talked about the Massachusetts budget. Another week has elapsed. Are the expectations any better that the conference committee might make a deal this week?

Power Transfer Set For July 26, But We're Still Missing A Massachusetts Budget

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