AM Briefing: Senate Budget Debate; Casino Proposals Weighed
Good morning. Top local stories and what we’re watching this Wednesday:
-- The Massachusetts Senate today begins debate on nearly 700 amendments to its $32.3 billion proposed state budget. [AP, via NECN]
-- In the other chamber, the House debates a jobs bill that includes a $50 million innovation investment fund.
-- Extending west from Greater Boston, the state will open up 40 miles of Massachusetts Water Resources Authority trails to the public. [Boston Globe]
-- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission outlined a tentative timeline for examining potential casino developers and their proposals. [WWLP-TV] Related:
- The approval of all three potential casino licenses is not definite, says the gaming commission chair.
- Casino opponents were heard during a forum on a proposed facility in Freetown or Lakeville. [Fall River Herald News]
- Opponents of the proposed casino in Taunton plan to meet today. [Taunton Daily Gazette]
-- The Vatican sided with the Archdiocese of Boston and rejected parishioner appeals to reopen six closed area churches. [Boston Herald]
-- Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has subpoenaed Morgan Stanley regarding the Facebook IPO.
-- The Celtics will try to close out the 76ers in Game 6 of their series tonight at 8 p.m.
-- The Red Sox managed only two hits in losing to the Orioles.
This program aired on May 23, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.