Legislature’s To-do List is Long, but Time Growing Short

massachusetts-state-house-300x198BOSTON (AP) — Push is coming to shove on Beacon Hill.

There are fewer than 100 days remaining until formal legislative sessions end on July 31. The list of unfinished business is a lengthy one, and it remains to be seen how many bills will complete the journey to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk.

Topping the to-do list is a nearly $40 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

A far-reaching energy bill that could include incentives for hydropower and offshore wind power also appears to be a priority.

A revamping of the state’s public records law, expanded protections for transgender people, charter school expansion and new regulations for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are among other key issues still pending.

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