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C. Kelly Smith, of Providence, R.I., center, a member of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, hugs fellow member Wendy Becker, left, also of Providence, after a house committee vote on gay marriage at the Statehouse, in Providence, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to forward legislation to the House that would allow R.I. gay and lesbian couples to marry. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
C. Kelly Smith, of Providence, R.I., center, a member of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, hugs fellow member Wendy Becker, left, also of Providence, after a house committee vote on gay marriage at the Statehouse, in Providence, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to forward legislation to the House that would allow R.I. gay and lesbian couples to marry. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A cloud of controversy surrounds Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, who faces accusations of violating state law by accepting political donations from former Chelsea housing director, Michael McLaughlin.

Meanwhile, Governor Deval Patrick's $34.8 billion budget proposal for the 2014 fiscal year has some questioning whether residents will be willing to pay for what the Governor calls a "21st century Massachusetts."

Plus, the Rhode Island House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, but the Senate vote remains an unscheduled toss-up.

We discuss these stories and more in our Week in Review.

Guests:

Callum Borchers, business reporter for The Boston Globe

Ken Cooper, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor of The Trotter Review

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This segment aired on January 25, 2013.

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