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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 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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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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Episodes

It's Budget Week At The Massachusetts House Of Representatives

4/22/2019
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Massachusetts lawmakers this week will consider the proposed House Ways and Means budget — and some 1,300 amendments — as the the debate begins.

Duration:00:04:43

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

4/15/2019
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The Massachusetts House released its version of the state budget. It calls for no major tax increases.

Duration:00:05:20

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

4/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:04:55

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

4/1/2019
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It's April Fool's and — no joke — the public may finally get a say on the Massachusetts budget this week.

Duration:00:05:19

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

3/25/2019
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A series of recent marches in Massachusetts — including in Springfield and Worcester — supported driver's licenses for immigrants who are undocumented.

Duration:00:04:46

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

3/18/2019
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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.

Duration:00:04:55

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

3/11/2019
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has created a package of public assistance reforms — including one that rolls back a so-called "cap on kids."

Duration:00:05:14

As Massachusetts Revenues Trail Expectations, The Budget Trimming Commences

3/4/2019
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Last week, Massachusetts House lawmakers unanimously passed a $135 million midyear spending bill. It was the first major piece of legislation that was taken up in the new session.

Duration:00:04:46

While Some Vacation, Committee Chairs On Beacon Hill Get Settled And Organized

2/18/2019
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It’s February school vacation in Massachusetts, and it’s the first full week that legislative committees have membership and chairs.

Duration:00:05:29

New Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair Gets Started With 'Full Plate'

2/11/2019
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The new boss at the Massachusetts Gaming commission chairs her first meeting this week with no shortage of issues to tackle.

Duration:00:05:03

Mass. Lawmakers Almost Ready To Make Laws, As State Gets National Spotlight

2/4/2019
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With some formalities out of the way, Massachusetts lawmakers try to get moving. And the state is due for some more attention this week on the national stage.

Duration:00:05:35

Gov. Baker Makes Another Go At Tackling The Affordable Housing Crisis In Massachusetts

1/28/2019
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In Boston this week, families and shelter providers from around Massachusetts will ask Governor Charlie Baker to put another $30 million for rental housing vouchers in his proposed budget.

Duration:00:04:53

How Lucrative Should Marijuana Sales Be For Massachusetts Cities And Towns?

1/14/2019
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Massachusetts cities and towns are negotiating some big money for marijuana businesses. Some regulators say it's perhaps too much money.

Duration:00:05:15

Renovated Beacon Hill Senate Chamber Ready For New Session Of Legislative Debate

1/7/2019
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Massachusetts lawmakers and Governor Charlie Baker have taken their oaths — but don't look for a lot of legislative action anytime soon.

Duration:00:05:12

With Heftier Paychecks, Massachusetts Politicians Prepare To Set 2019 Agenda

12/31/2018
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In the new year, Massachusetts politicians are going to have some extra disposable income.

Duration:00:05:50

Massachusetts Lawmakers Prepare To 'Put A Bow On It'

12/17/2018
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This week, Massachusetts is tying up loose ends. No, not gift wrapping: politics.

Duration:00:04:38

With Revenue Projected To Slow, Mass. Lawmakers Enter Budget Season

12/10/2018
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It's full speed ahead for budget writers in Massachusetts, despite a projected revenue slowdown.

Duration:00:05:27

Massachusetts Is 'Back On The Map' In U.S. House Of Representatives

12/2/2018
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Democrats are sorting out their leadership in the U.S. House — and it looks like Massachusetts is getting even more clout.

Duration:00:06:01

Massachusetts Top Gambling Regulators Will Be Closely Watching Nevada

11/19/2018
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A Nevada judge will hear arguments Monday in a case that could have a big impact in Massachusetts.

Duration:00:05:39

A Look Ahead After The Massachusetts Midterms

11/12/2018
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With the midterm election over, what's next for Massachusetts?

Duration:00:05:33