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Marijuana, Short-Term Rentals And Education Top Legislative Agenda18:30
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The Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

State lawmakers began a new legislative session Wednesday with several key issues on the agenda. One of the biggest items is how to roll out the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, which could include increasing the marijuana sales tax, adding new restrictions to edible marijuana products, and creating limits on drugged driving. Also on the agenda is reining in health care spending, education reform, balancing the state budget, and changing the criminal justice system.

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Joshua Miller, political reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @jm_bos.

Stan Rosenberg, Massachusetts Senate president. He tweets @SenStan.

This segment aired on January 4, 2017.

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