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.

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The Massachusetts Senate Takes Its Turn At The State Budget

It's a big week for the always drawn-out process of passing a state budget in Massachusetts.

With 8 Hearings In One Day, How Can Massachusetts Lawmakers Do Their Jobs?

Massachusetts legislators on Beacon Hill are scheduled to vet more than 200 bills on Tuesday.

With 8 Hearings In One Day, How Can Massachusetts Lawmakers Do Their Jobs?

Beacon Hill Lawmakers Look At What It Means To 'Invest' In Education

When it comes to higher education in Massachusetts, lawmakers consider splitting the bill. Or maybe they'll at least leave a tip?

It's Budget Week At The Massachusetts House Of Representatives

Massachusetts lawmakers this week will consider the proposed House Ways and Means budget — and some 1,300 amendments — as the the debate begins.

Freshman Rep. Has To Wait A Week Before Getting Graded On Mass. House Budget

The Massachusetts House released its version of the state budget. It calls for no major tax increases.

Freshman Rep. Has To Wait A Week Before Getting Graded On Mass. House Budget

Schools: Fewer Students, Less Money And More Attention From Beacon Hill

It's a busy week for the Massachusetts legislature's education committee as it hears the financial ramifications of declining district enrollments and school choice — and what to do about it.

Schools: Fewer Students, Less Money And More Attention From Beacon Hill

No Joke: Public Gets A Say This Week On The Massachusetts Budget

It's April Fool's and — no joke — the public may finally get a say on the Massachusetts budget this week.

Beacon Hill Tackles Driver's Licenses For All And Tightening Rules Of The Road

A series of recent marches in Massachusetts — including in Springfield and Worcester — supported driver's licenses for immigrants who are undocumented.

Beacon Hill Tackles Driver's Licenses For All And Tightening Rules Of The Road

Mass. Lawmakers Zero In On Ways To Fund Transportation, Education

A so-called millionaire's tax got thrown off the ballot last year in Massachusetts. Now lawmakers are zeroing in on other ways to fund transportation and education.

Lawmakers On Beacon Hill Put Kids At The Center Of The Welfare Debate

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has created a package of public assistance reforms — including one that rolls back a so-called "cap on kids."

Lawmakers On Beacon Hill Put Kids At The Center Of The Welfare Debate

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