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.

The empty Massachusetts House chamber.
State of Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts House Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz, at left, briefs reporters on his committee's proposed fiscal 2020 budget. With him is House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

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

The Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston.
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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. 

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

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

A sign on the Mass Pike entering Massachusetts.
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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.