We discuss the looming state budget gap, the ongoing woes over the MBTA, the Tsarnaev trial's opening statements next week and how FEMA funding is at risk if the Department of Homeland Security shuts down.
Nancy Gertner, former federal judge and professor at Harvard Law School.
- "Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker admitted that given 'how big a deal this [is],' he probably 'should have gotten engaged' directly with the public transit system sooner."
- "House Republicans, facing intense political pressure to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, offered a last-minute stopgap bill Thursday evening to keep the agency running for another three weeks and buy time for more deliberations with the Senate."
- "Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect asked a judge Thursday to dismiss the indictment against their client or suspend his trial, saying there weren’t enough minorities and younger people in the jury pool."
This segment aired on February 27, 2015.