Legislative Challenges on Beacon Hill

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Despite ethics allegations, Sal DiMasi is expected to be re-elected to the Speaker’s seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  As lawmakers return to Beacon Hill this week, they are facing a budget estimated to be as much as $1-billion out of whack, and an economy on the downslide.

 

This week's guests include Pam Wilmot, Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts, and a member of the Governor’s ethics task force; Scott Harshbarger, former Attorney General of Massachusetts and a member of the Governor’s ethics task force; Joe Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville and President of the Massachusetts Mayor’s Association; John H. Rogers, State Representative and House Majority Leader; Bradley Jones, State Representative and House Minority Leader; Robert DeLeo, State Representative and Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee; Judy Meredith, Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute; and Ray Magliozzi, host of Car Talk.

 

Wilmot is interviewed at the 9 minute 15 second mark.

Date: 1/9/2009 12:00:00 AM