Massachusetts is poised to get the highest statewide minimum wage in the nation. Gov. Deval Patrick proposes new measures to help combat opioid addiction. Boston clears the first hurdle in the race to host the 2024 Olympics. Massachusetts Democrats pick their nominees for governor. WBUR's Anthony Brooks and Sacha Pfeiffer go behind the headlines in our weekly news roundtable.
Peter Canellos, editorial page editor at The Boston Globe.
- "A deal struck by House and Senate negotiators would hike the state’s current $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, but would not tie future increases to inflation."
- "Gov. Deval Patrick has announced a series of new measures to fight the state’s growing opioid addiction crisis. In March, Patrick declared the problem a public health emergency and directed the Department of Public Health to come up with recommendations to combat it."
- "Boston is among four cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics."
- "The five Democratic candidates for governor are trying to set themselves apart a head of this weekend’s nominating convention. But in a debate Tuesday at Suffolk University, all too often they echoed each other."
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