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AM Briefing: Senate Budget Debate; Casino Proposals Weighed

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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.

Sports:

-- 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.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.

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