Sen. Markey Reacts To McConnell Blocking A Vote On $2,000 Stimulus Payments

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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats including veteran Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create jobs in renewable energy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/ AP File Photo)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Dec. 29. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked consideration of a House bill that would deliver a $2,000 stimulus payment to most Americans, despite mounting pressure. We speak with Sen. Ed Markey about what comes next.
  • The Massachusetts Senate voted on Tuesday to override Governor Baker's veto of the ROE Act. We get the latest from the bill's author, State Senator Harriette Chandler.
  • Shaleen Title is stepping down from the Cannabis Control Commission after more than three years. We speak with her about how close the state is to her vision of an equitable industry, the biggest barriers in the way, and what's next.
  • In our series reflecting on 2020, we attempt to place 2020 in the arc of history with David Shribman, executive editor emeritus of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, and Kellie Carter Jackson, assistant professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College.

This program aired on December 29, 2020.


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