Beacon Hill In 5 Beacon Hill In 5 is a weekly check-in at the Statehouse from New England Public Media. Get a quick look at the week ahead in politics and government in Massachusetts with Carrie Healy, NEPM'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 Media

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

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With Several Bills In The Mix, Hard Deadline For Mass. Lawmakers Approaches

Of all the deadlines Massachusetts legislative leaders have missed or postponed during the pandemic, the end of the session will not be one of them.

With Several Bills In The Mix, Hard Deadline For Mass. Lawmakers Approaches

'Ambitious' Massachusetts Budget Deadline Looms

Having passed bills in both the Massachusetts House and Senate, state lawmakers are working to deliver a budget deal this week before the turkey coma sets in.

Too Soon To Know How Indictment Will Affect Wampanoag Casino Pursuit

The Wampanoag tribe, in its promotional material, said the planned first light casino represented "growth, progression and opportunity." The feds alleged it represents something less savory to the tribe's chairman.

Mass. Lawmakers Likely Optimistic On Fiscal Outlook, And More, After Biden-Harris Win

With Joe Biden clinching the presidency over the weekend, Massachusetts politicians are thinking about what the new administration might mean for the state — and for them.

Mass. Lawmakers Likely Optimistic On Fiscal Outlook, And More, After Biden-Harris Win

Record-Breaking Number Of Votes Expected For Tuesday's Election

A record-breaking turnout is expected Tuesday, with a huge chunk of the ballots already cast in Massachusetts.

Mass. Gov. Baker Will Need Some Legislative Support For Parts Of Economic Package

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker unveiled a package last week aimed at boosting the state's economy. The $775 million package is aimed at helping out small businesses and bolster workforce development programs.

Mass. Gov. Baker Will Need Some Legislative Support For Parts Of Economic Package

Crisp, Cool October Nights Usher In Mass. Budget Work In A Pandemic-Shifted Season

The changing seasons have brought cool October nights, fall foliage, pumpkin spice and signs of life on a state budget in Massachusetts.

Crisp, Cool October Nights Usher In Mass. Budget Work In A Pandemic-Shifted Season

Massachusetts Budget Process Resumes Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Concern

Massachusetts lawmakers have punted for months on a full-year budget amid uncertainty over the coronavirus. But this week, even as COVID-19 case counts rise, the state budget process resumes.

Counting Down To The Lone Massachusetts U.S. Senate Debate

President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden meet this week for their first debate . And we're just a week away from the only scheduled U.S. Senate debate in Massachusetts between incumbent Democrat Ed Markey and Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor.

Filling 2 Vacancies, Mass. Gov. Baker May Leave 'Unprecedented Mark' On State's High Court

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the fight over the vacancy has political implications in New England — and it comes as the highest court in Massachusetts also faces upheaval.

Filling 2 Vacancies, Mass. Gov. Baker May Leave 'Unprecedented Mark' On State's High Court

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