Week In Review: Rail Woes Continue, Budget Gap Looms, Tsarnaev Trial

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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.


Richard Tisei, former state senator and congressional candidate. He tweets @Richard_Tisei.

Nancy Gertner, former federal judge and professor at Harvard Law School.


Radio Boston: Woe Is The Commuter Train Rider

  • "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."

The Boston Globe: House Bill Could Keep Homeland Security Agency Running

  • "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."

WBUR: Tsarnaev Lawyers Seek Indictment Dismissal

  • "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.


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