Our news roundtable goes behind this week’s headlines: Boston's Olympic meltdown, the latest in the Deflategate saga, the state's sales tax holiday, and more.
Joan Vennochi, columnist for the Boston Globe. She tweets @Joan_Vennochi. Her latest column is “Can Suffolk DA be independent in Rahim investigation?”
Richard Tisei, former Republican state senator and congressional candidate. He tweets@Richard_Tisei.
- "There will be no summer Olympic games in Boston. The plan is dead. No beach volleyball in Quincy, no tennis in Dorchester, no sailing in New Bedford. Maybe, nine summers from now, we’ll be watching the games take place in Paris, Rome, Toronto or even L.A."
- "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft slammed the NFL Wednesday morning for rejecting quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal. 'The decision handed down by the league yesterday is unfathomable to me. It is routine for discipline in the NFL to be reduced on appeal,' he said in a surprise appearance at a press conference at Gillette Stadium."
- "Massachusetts was on track for another sales tax holiday in August despite concerns from several lawmakers that the two-day suspension of the state’s 6.25 percent tax was little more than a gimmick that benefits large retailers while costing the state valuable revenue."
- "As state lawmakers continue to consider reforms to Massachusetts’ decades-old public records law — widely considered one of the weakest in the nation — Gov. Charlie Baker is implementing a series of immediate changes designed to improve access to public information."
This segment aired on July 31, 2015.