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"beacon hill" Discussed on Radio Boston
"But they have a lot to choose from thirty. Other states have already approved sports. Betting wbz our senior statehouse reporter. Steve brown steve always appreciate it. Thanks thank you to seattle so joining us now for more. Context is victor matheson. He's a professor of economics and accounting at holy cross. Who studies sports betting victor. Welcome back to radio boston. Well thank you for having me. So i wanna start with kind of the big picture political observers like to say that massachusetts is a little behind the eight ball here crawling over the finish line as we often have lagged on questions of gaming. What is the national picture on. Legalized sports betting. And how do we compare right. So the national picture is that has of a roughly three years ago today. It was legal essentially nowhere. The united states outside of biggest and a couple of a small outlier states like montana could offer deems through their lottery then. The supreme court said that sports gambling could no longer be made illegal by the federal government. That did legalize it everywhere. But it gave individual states the opportunity to legalize it and we've seen very rapid movement. Here is so over the past three years. Now at least thirty states have legalized sports gambling. Or at least in the process of doing so. So we're a little bit slow here but again three years from starting from nothing to having most of the a legalizing gambling on. Or you know that. That's that's pretty quick. So victor you heard steve report that the discussion on the massachusetts house floor sixty million dollars a year potentially tax revenue five million dollar fee annually for various parties involved. What are your thoughts on those revenue estimates. So those are certainly in the ballpark if we see something like the uk where they have had widespread widespread a legalization of sports gambling for for decades. And all you can do it again on your on your phones or in lots of lots of betting parlors They have over a thousand dollars of wagers being made a year or or every adults in the country. I translate outs of massachusetts. And you're talking about a five billion dollars wagers being made and you'd be talking easily in the tens of millions of dollars of revenue being collected by the government. So those aren't those aren't out of out of recent at all. Yeah victor so. I was going to follow up and say. Do you have reason to believe that. We would see that level order of magnitude of betting activity in in the commonwealth. Yeah actually we do so the states that have legalized. Gambling have rapidly. It's it's a popular sport. Then it's popular activity and so we've seen lots of people engaging in this activity and we are as a country well on our way with it by twenty twenty two. We'll probably be seeing at least a hundred billion dollars worth of wagers being made and that would would be essentially the same amount of things on a.
"beacon hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"45 Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are considering a bill that would revise enrollment requirements to allow more and more people disabilities to attend. College President Joe Biden is expected to meet with Senate Democrats today. We'll tell you why in just a moment. The Supreme Court is denying a petition to end the enforcement of Mask mandates on airplanes. A North Bridge man has been arrested on charges of breaking and entering a home while Children and family members were inside. He is facing the judge. Today. He's actually from Worcester. Senate Democrats are meeting with President Joe Biden today after reaching an agreement on a massive budget plan. Let's find out more from Tracy Pots. Democrats introduced $3.5 Trillion of spending they promised will be fully paid for Without taxing people who earn under $400,000. They call it human infrastructure. They are trying to lock down support for the plan, which includes expanding Medicare fighting climate change and investing in childcare and education. The bill will move forward without Republican support, but may not be voted on until sometime in the fall. In the meantime, President Biden is condemning Republican efforts to impose more restrictions on voting. Mr Biden, calling it the most significant test of our democracy democracy since a civil war CBS is at O Keefe reports more than a dozen states have already tightened their voting laws since the 2020 presidential election. The White House hopes the president's speech will jump start a push for new federal voting rights legislation. But the bills he wants passed can't clear the closely divided Senate unless it abolishes the filibuster. The president also directly addressed unfounded accusations embraced by former President Trump that Democrats stole last year's presidential election. The big lie is just that a big lie. The speech came as more than 50. Democratic State lawmakers left Texas in order to step debate on GOP elections. Law changes and over in Texas. The Republican controlled State House has voted to order law enforcement to retrieve the lawmakers from Washington. Although authorities have no jurisdiction outside of the state, and despite that protest from Democratic lawmakers, voting went ahead anyway in the Texas State Senate. Let's find out more from ABC like jokey from Washington, the Texas Senate overnight passing their version of an election bill. It calls for a ban on 24 hour polling locations and drive through voting efforts proven to increase turnout among minority voters. That bill, prompting over 50 Texas Democrats.
Biden Kicks Off U.S. Tour in Georgia to Promote Economic Agenda
"To sell his infrastructure and family plans totaling about $6 Trillion. Here's a B C's Andy field. He held another drive in rally in Georgia supporters honking horns and approval for President Biden's rebuild America and families play. And as he explained how raising corporate and wealthy taxes will pay for it. I'm not trying to punish anyone. We got to make corporations making 40 billion Pain zero is just not right that pay for proposal giving a thumbs down for many Senate Republicans. Andy Field, ABC NEWS Washington On Beacon Hill, the state Senate votes to OK a
Healey leads AGs, calling Biden to cancel student loan debt
"Up to $50,000 in student loan debt for federal student loan borrowers. Senator Elizabeth Warren added her voice to that call canceling $50,000 of student loan debt. As a matter of racial justice. It is a matter of economic justice. It is a matter of generational justice. Congresswoman I enter presently emphasized that student loan debt disproportionately holds back minority student loan borrowers. We cannot afford to make the same mistakes of the past. During the 2000 and eight financial crises. Lawmakers build out Wall Street and abandoned black and brown communities who lost everything on Beacon Hill. Mike Macklin WBZ Boston's his radio on
Boston to Begin Street Sweeping, Sticker and Registration Enforcement
"Bit of a return to normal in Boston is the city announces street sweeping ticketing enforcement for expired inspection stickers and vehicle registration will be resuming shortly starting next Monday, March 1st street sweeping will resume in the North and South and Beacon Hill. And citywide on April, 1st Street sweeping ticket enforcement will also resume. At the same time, the Boston Transportation Department will also resumed ticketing enforcement for expired inspection stickers and vehicle registration this coming Monday as well. Mayor Welch had paused enforcement of certain violations at the start of the pandemic. An effort to ensure the residents could minimize their need to go out in order to slow the spread of covert 19. Wall Street
"beacon hill" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"Back to Beacon Hill, this time with several amendments. Ah challenge for the governor's office. Former state Senator Ben Downing enters the gubernatorial race. New study shows A railroad from Boston to Pittsfield will cost nearly $2.5 billion with little or no federal funding. Tom Brady lifts trophy number seven. I'm definitely happy for a little bittersweet because he's not on the pages anymore. Patriots fans on the one who got away said he couldn't win without Bill Belichick and I proved everybody Wait'll next year. I'm Jeff Brown. Now. W RKO traffic from the my pillow dot com Traffic center. Earlier crash is being cleared on the expressway, North bound and Milton by East Milton Square State right to get by left Lanes blocked crash is still being dealt with up in Lynn on Lakeshore Drive at King's Beach Road. It overturned vehicle by Red Rock Park. So watch out there. They've got the ramp Close Arlington route to East bound by Park after some works that's closed right now. Watch out going by and Lexington. The right leaning is shut down on route to East Bound for some work between Dow Avenue 69 a big delay, though there's a car fire being dealt with in West Bridgewater. They got three lanes blocked 24 south after 106 Watch out for that in a serious crash is being cleared in Marlborough. 4 95 south after a 20 with the back up there, the North bound sides okay, going by Looking good downtown on the leverage the sake him in the Tobin The airport tunnels are on time. No big delays Right now. Inside the O'Neill or on the pike. I'm Dave Gardner and the W. R K o Traffic Center. Don't over. Pay for glasses get two pairs and a free example just 69 95. The exam alone is worth 50 bucks. That's not just a better deal. It's America's best book Your exam online today.
Boston prepares for inauguration day
"Brown. And here's what's happening. Democracy gets ready to turn another page problem with Claire that I will faithfully execute the office of the president of the United States and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States graduation. Inauguration day in the lockdown nation's capital is Joe Biden is hours away from becoming the 46th, president of the United States. Threats of more violence around the country as well. Put state Capitol buildings on high alert. WBC's James RoHaas is on Beacon Hill with a closer look at what's going on at the State house. Good morning, James. Good morning, so the statehouse has always been inviting. But that invite has been revoked. Entrance gates here have been blocked off by metal barricades, some having a double layer of fencing, which also lines the steps leading up to the front doors. Windows also protected with plexiglass Now. This has been the scene for the past week now following the warning from the FBI, that armed protest could take place. All 50 U. S capitol buildings, including here in the Commonwealth. Fortunately, at the moment, there are no known threats. But people are being reminded that if they do see something suspicious, say something At the
Safety preparations ongoing at Massachusetts State House in Boston ahead of Inauguration Day
"Set up all around the statehouse in case any protests. Get out of hand. WBC's match here went to take a look earlier today. I just talked to him. Boston police officer who tells me he's not aware of any pro trump rallies taking place at the State House today, but they're still not taking any chances. Crew spent their Sunday morning extending the perimeter around the building, blocking off parts of Beacon Street and all of Park Street. Additionally, there are barricades on Boston common and uniformed police officers Standing guard. We also learned yesterday that Plexi Glass was placed over the windows at the Statehouse and parking restrictions have been in effect since midnight. Keep that in mind if you're on your way to the city, and we're hoping to find a free Sunday parking meter on Beacon Hill. Will
"beacon hill" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"Of National Guard troops. Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger If you look at how everything is being put up around bc and I mean the difficulty getting any even for members of Congress and Of course, the men and women of the guard and the police force is there. I think we'll be safe. I think they're taking appropriate precautions. Meanwhile, around the nation after the FBI warned of possible violent protests ahead of Inauguration Day state capitals around the country are boarding up this weekend, Plexiglass was hung on the first floor windows of Massachusetts statehouse, John Propel you works on Beacon Hill. I'm a little worried. No one knows what's gonna happen. Democratic Congressman Bill Keating urged the public to keep an eye out if they hear something in social media in conversation, be Visually, there's heavy police and National Guard presence at many state capitals in Michigan, Lansing City Council president Pete Spatafore when someone tells you that they plan for violence, you need to take them at their word. Todd and ABC News over 19 cases continue to rise Americans Demand for vaccines now greatly outpacing are available supply, with millions hanging in the balance. Multiple states, No scaling back distribution plans. They just ramped up. ABC is Trevor all has more from New York because of shortages. New York Mount Sinai Hospital canceling appointments Friday through Tuesday, and in Texas grandmother Pat Jones described her hunt for a shot as a 24 hour operation soon as you tried to get into the site to register It either crashed because of overload. Or they had used up all the slots America logging more than 100,000 cases every day since November 3rd the N R A is filing for bankruptcy. The powerful gun rights group calls it part of a restructuring plan. The group blasting New York as a quote, corrupt political and regulatory environment, saying it will leave New York for Texas and become a nonprofit. You're listening to ABC News. Here's the official forecast from the National Weather Service. For today. The slight chance of morning rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, gusty winds and an afternoon high near 41. Tonight partly cloudy 31 in town for a low tomorrow. Partly sunny up to about 46 ft. Afternoon high. Sunday night. Partly cloudy alone near 30, then Monday for Martin Luther King Day. Sunny Skies a high near 47 Tuesday, mostly sunny and 54 on Greg Schaffer on Double D Ugo W. A better life with Dr Sanjay Gupta. What do you think has more trouble sleeping women or men? I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, according to a new study of people in the United States, the U. K and the Netherlands. It's women across the board. Researchers say this trend emerges during puberty, suggesting sex hormones, among other social factors. Such a stress or parenting might contribute to the development of insomnia and women. Women also take more sleep medications than men, but interestingly did not report more daytime sleepiness. Perhaps even more worrisome, though more than half of teens reported getting less than the recommended 8 to 10 hours of sleep per night for them. And they did report being more tired during the day. This stage in life is so crucial to development, so it's up to us as parents to say, lights out at a time that guarantees they get enough. Z's I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta, helping you live a better life. With your Mayo Clinic Radio Health minute. I'm Vivian Williams. It sounds backwards. But a recent study revealed that eating breakfast regularly helps adults control weight gain when we ask our subject about the breath faster, we also asked if they gain anyway. In the prior year, We found those who reported gaining weight that but we're eating breakfast almost every day. They gain lesson £3 in the prior year, compared to those who actually skipped breakfast or gain about £8. Which is more than double that Dr Nemeckova Sin led. The study, which analyzed nearly 350 adults does are more likely to skip breakfast are also more likely to.
Gov. Charlie Baker to review Mass. state seal bill
"Go back to Beacon Hill. Lawmakers worked until after four o'clock this morning, and one of the things they did was to pass a bill, which paves the way for the Massachusetts seal and motto to change this after a push from, among others, Native American residents. Vote came down minutes before the session was about to close for the year. Now advocates take issue with the current seal, which, if you've never seen it depicts a sword being held over the head of a native American man. Governor Baker has 10 days to sign that
Lawmakers on Boston's Beacon Hill Approve Police Accountability Bill
"Lawmakers on Beacon Hill. Discussing a massive bill that would bring police reform to the base. State state rap Carlos Gonzales says the bill addresses central issues, accountability and transparency. And I am proud of the work that the black and Latino caucus address and provided the agenda to make this a reality today. I'm not all lawmakers are on board Governor Baker first of all safe He's not saying if he supports the bill or not. Instead, he says his office hasn't even talked to their lawyers about it yet. Meantime, both representative Patrick Purity of situate and Senator Dianne Jihad Leo of Methuen, say less than 24 hours isn't enough time to review or 129 Page Bill. There was discussion going on right now on Beacon Hill on that bill Compromise announced yesterday,
"beacon hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"B Beacon Hill State representative Carlos Gonzales of Springfield and chair of the Black and Latino legislative Caucus of Massachusetts who helped write the police reform bill says the compromise bill addresses key issues that provide change and more transparency. This is how he says they'll accomplish that independent commission consisting of police officers and civilians that will certify discipline all law enforcement officers, if if they're violated their own officers. They only use physical force if de escalation tactics have been attempted. Once lawmakers passed the bill to go to Governor Baker for his approval. Sherry Small WBZ Boston's news radio governor, Baker is not saying if he supports the bill or not. Rather, he says his office hasn't even talked to their attorneys about it. Meanwhile, both state Rep. Patrick Kerney of Situate and Senator Dianne Design Cleo Methuen Say less than 24 hours is not enough time to review this bill. It's 129 pages. Attorney calls it a rush, saying it's emblematic of why people are distrustful of Beacon Hill. And when it comes to the police themselves, these date Police Association of Massachusetts say they were They Excuse me support reform, But this particular bill misses the mark. They say it creates layers of unnecessary bureaucracy. I'm gonna quote here they say it costs. It provides costly commission staff by political appointees with no real world experience in policing or the dangers officers face every day. So this group is George urging Beacon Hill lawmakers to vote it down and begin a new Next year. We're watching that for you on Beacon Hill, and that could get under way at any time. The number of virus patients in hospitals across the state continues to go up. Governor. Baker says he's not planning any more shutdowns, though at this time the Commonwealth is not planning any additional closures or restrictions. Continue to follow closely. The public health data thing continue to make decisions based on that the public will be given as they have been in almost every instance in circumstances to beginning of this. Clear notice before anything new goes into effect. Governor Baker also says he expects to see vaccine distribution to Massachusetts sometime this month, but points out the general public likely won't be vaccinated until the spring are right. Forgive my voice there. I'm sorry about that. 1 33, the Subaru Retailers of New England all wheel drive.
"beacon hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Putting the longevity of Roe versus Wade into question. The House on Beacon Hill approved the amendment. And coming up in just a moment after traffic and weather together. Tensions continue to grow in the transition period for the White House. That's next right now to the roads, we go. And it's Kevin Brennan on a Monday morning the super retailers of New England all will drive traffic on the threes a little bit of Ah, ah wind issue out. They're not sure if that's impacting the right or not. Well, if it is, it's not really showing it too much on the major roadways right now. So full of windy out there, two hands on the wheel. We are watching a pretty big situation here. Downtown laureate sterile. Dr West found the ramps to Kenmore Square and Fenway are closed right now for a box truck that struck the overpass on that ramp there, So everybody stay into the right here, and they're pushing all the traffic on the main line of sterile Dr. Westbound traffic back right about to the lagoon right now. Once you pass Kenmore Square. You've got more slowdowns on soldiers. Field Road westbound. This is heavy, exiting delays to Cambridge Street. This is everybody trying to work their way and make the turn around back to Kenmore Square. So a tough go Storrow drive westbound ramps to Kenmore Square and Fenway shut down for this truck crash involving truck that hit the overpass here downtown. Rest of the roads. Not too bad downtown. The airport tunnels are looking pretty good up on 4 95 south bound. You're hung up River Street Behavioral down to the bridge after Ward Hill south of Town, 4 95 south bound slight delays to the work crews after Route 24 Raynham again through the left lane Closer after exit four in Middleborough expressways looking good, both directions. Kevin Brennan. WBC's traffic on the threes. All right, Kevin. Thank you and very nice sunshine up there. It says 49 degrees in Boston feels colder with that wind. Very blustery. And of course, we had.
Boston - MA House Passes $46B Budget With Expanded Abortion Access
"House on Thursday passed a $45 billion budget bill that includes an amendment to allow greater access to abortion services in Massachusetts. The Senate takes up its version of the bill next week. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Starr said he wishes the House had not included the controversial measure. Beacon Hill is under a time crunch. Baker said he wants to see a budget bill on his desk by Thanksgiving in sports. The
British ISIS Militants Charged In Killings Of American Hostages
"To Isis militants have been charged now in the deaths of journalists and New Hampshire native James Foley and other American hostages back in 2014, and for Foley's mother, Nowthe Weight has simply been excruciating six very long year trying to get a bit of just Diane Foley says. She's hoping justice is served and served fairly. I think it's very important that he's young and held accountable and also that they receive a fair trial. Hopes the trial sends a strong message to other terrorists who kill innocent people around the world and that these crimes will be held to account. President. Trump promises thousands of remaining US troops in Afghanistan will be home by Christmas ending involvement in America's longest running conflict. At its peak about 100,000 troops were stationed there. Beacon Hill Bean counters Warn of a budget shortfall of $5 billion Governor Charlie Baker is now taking tax increases his wayto Balance the books off the table
Boston - MCAS Tests Still Planned For Spring, Massachusetts Education Commissioner Says
"New crisis. The covert 19 pandemic caused a Massachusetts education officials to suspend the M cast testing requirement for this year. But that does not appear to be the case for 2021. W. B. C's Kim Tunnicliffe has that, Education commissioner Jeffrey Riley says, Like it or not, M cast tests will be back in the spring after the cancellation of the 2020 assessment exams. Damps. There is a bill on Beacon Hill that would suspend the M CASS exams for four years due to the pandemic. But Education board member Matt Hills believes that would be the wrong thing to do is just unconscionable to go a second year, especially with all that this rock and not have a view as to what's working and what not, I understand the politics and the rhetoric is going to get really heated. It's a horrible policy to avoid giving in, supporters argue students need a break and shouldn't Have to worry about covert 19 along with a high stakes testing. Kim Tana Cliff W. B. Z Boston's
Seattle firefighters warn business owners of possible arsonist
"Firefighters are urging business owners to take precautions as the number of suspected arsons grows in South Seattle. More from Kamo, Steve McCarron, Seattle Fires says So far at least 12 fires have been intentionally set in recent months along Radio Avenue South or on Beacon Hill. Aren't fighters say most of the fire so focused on businesses, construction sites, dumpsters and recycling bins now handing out flyers listing precautions that business owners Khun takes you have to put cameras in here. And then then way way have have to to cover cover the the windows. windows. When When we we leave leave on, on, then then open open it it out out when when recording recording the the morning morning will will be be safer safer for for times times have have now now been been posted posted at at several several of the spots that have been hit the Arsenal Armed Foundation now offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Some of those business owners tell Steve they fear they may be next
Reward offered for information on 3-alarm fire on Seattle's Beacon Hill
"The Arson alarm foundation now offering a reward for information leading to an arrest after a three alarm fire on Seattle's Beacon Hill. Investigators believe the fire was set on purpose. More than half the city's firefighters were called in to fight that fire Thursday. Claims, causing an estimated $5 million in damage. If you have any information about the fire, call the Aartsen alarm hotline at 805 5 arson
Fire damages four buildings in south Seattle
"100 Seattle firefighters about half the department responded to that big fire on a Beacon Hill construction site this morning. Kristin Tinsley with Seattle Fire says the emergency began about five AM on Sturgis Avenue South when several vacant condos got fire. There were four buildings that were under construction. Each building was three stories high. All four of those sustained fire damage, some more than others, The one in the front actually fully collapsed. Two occupied homes nearby were also evacuated. Smoke and flames were visible to drivers near the I five by 90 interchange.
Crews battle flames in 4 buildings in Seattle's Beacon Hill
"The Seattle Fire Department has been working to douse the flames that a massive blaze on Beacon Hill this morning almost core when Jake has the latest live from the scene. There's not much left of these condo buildings on the North East Slope of Beacon Hill after firefighters here have been blasting water on them for the better part of two hours. We got word shortly before seven o'clock that these buildings had caught fire on Sturgis South. This is a sliver of street just a tucked between I five. And the bottom of Beacon Hill. These were condo buildings under construction. They were not occupied No one inside but Christian from Seattle Fire. I forgot forgot your your last last thing. thing. I'm I'm sorry. sorry. Christian, Christian, suitably, suitably, from from Seattle Seattle Fire Fire just just told told me me that that two two buildings buildings on on either either side side had had to to be be evacuated. evacuated. We We also also evacuated evacuated a home to the left. And there was a condo complex to the right. Then we evacuated that We're in very close proximity to the buildings that had caught fire. So whatever goals today was to protect those from catching fire. Thanks and forgive me Christian now Seattle fire, as they say, has control. But there are still many firefighters. We'll say half of those 100 that initially responded still here on the scene, and Seattle fire chief Goggins has also arrived to survey the scene as well Live on
Teachers Rally In Boston For Remote Learning
"On Beacon Hill Teachers rally demanding all school district start the year remotely. Here's W B Z is Kendall Buell City and state officials have promised often that the health of teachers and students will by no means be put at risk. Boston Latin math teacher Trevor Smith isn't so sure. That's true. They must look at Boston line school them where the windows don't open and the doors don't open and there's no age back in their house that safe. There's a definite lack of trust there, says Boston Teachers union chief Jessica Tongue webs that making sure facilities are safe is only part of the equation. It's one thing to get the health and safety facilities. Updated. It's a total on other thing to ensure that we actually have plans and ways to teach educators the skills that they need to be able to do a remote learning really, really well. These teachers want resource is to ensure that they want inspections and repairs to all school buildings before they return. They want to believe their health and safety does indeed come first from the Statehouse Candle Bill W. B.
Boston - Over 70% Of Massachusetts Schools Plan Hybrid Or In-Person Learning
"On Beacon Hill today, Governor Baker saying the majority of the state school systems are opting out of a fully remote fall semester of the 371 public school districts reporting as of yesterday, more than 70% indicated they planned off for a hybrid or fully in person learning model approximately 30% Posed plans that were fully remote. Now West
Massachusetts House Unveils Police Reform Bill, Boston
"Beacon Beacon Hill. Hill. The The House House is is set set to to debate debate a a police police reform reform measure measure that that includes includes a a police police certification certification process, process, standardizes standardizes training across the state and makes officer discipline records more readily available to the public. More from W. V. C. TV's Michael across the Massachusetts House of Representatives is preparing to debate its version of a police reform bill later this week. You know, hard work was put into this, You know, we've been in conversation just around the clock every day. For the past couple weeks, there's been a lot of input a lot of conversations with stakeholders on both sides. One of the major elements is the creation of the Massachusetts Police Standards and training Commission. It would be the quote civil enforcement agency. Decertify, Restrict, revoke or suspend certification for officers, agencies and academies. Naval also bans facial recognition Choke holds and has no knock warrant limitations. I think there's a missed opportunity African Methodist Episcopal Church pastors and the A. C L U of Massachusetts. Both have a problem with the House bill's language involving qualified immunity, which hinder someone's ability to take an officer to court if their rights were violated. You know if anyone else violates the rights, you get to go to court right and sue them, but It should be the same for police officers know in America. No one should be above the law, not even police officers. Enormous police chief is still going through the 129 page House bill to see how it compares to the Senate's version. But the bottom line is we want to make sure there is a good policing bill that approves policing and also Takes care of people feel like they've been underserved and under the House version of the bill, any future colonel of the state police can be appointed from outside of the department. The Senate has already passed its version of the legislation that would place limits on the qualified immunity shielding officers from civil prosecution and would place limits on the use of force by law enforcement.
"beacon hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Facemask bill on Beacon Hill would hand out fines for people in public, not wearing masks that started 100 bucks one week from today. The Red Sox have their home opener at Fenway taking on the Orioles to kick off the Shortened MLB season on Melrose will have covert 19 testing today at their middle and high school after an uptick in cases as a high school are also tested positive. And a former Boston police officer coming forward with his story, speaking publicly on how he was mistaken for a suspect and beaten by fellow officers from 25 years ago. Michael Cox, speaking with BBC TV's I Team, hit the back of the head and turn around in front of him, and I didn't get kicked, punched, hit by multiple sides all at once. I kind of remember kind of trying to get up and at some point Seeing like a silhouette of a police officer. And Cox says that he and his partner were working undercover in the gang unit when they spotted the getaway car of a shooting suspect. The driver took off on foot and Cox gave chase. Knowing backup was on the way he was climbing a fence in pursuit of the suspect. When he says other officers pulled him down and started beating him. They didn't stop until members of his own unit arrived. Cox suffered head injuries and kidney damage, but says the department tried to cover up what happened. Nobody wass found responsible anyway for criminal activity that occurred It was clear that you know these people wanted me guard. I was like this is not going to stop. Even if I leave. It's not going to stop. You stayed.
Group Rallies In Boston Calling For Change In Massachusetts State Flag, Ban On Native American Mascots At Public Schools
"At this hour on Beacon Hill as a group of native Americans or calling for changes with the Massachusetts state flag, and they are getting behind a few bills right now working their way at the Statehouse activists are arguing that the flag Shouldn't depict the Native American under a sword. They want the state Legislature to take a look that are also calling on the state to pass bills banning public schools from using Native American mascots into return Native American artifacts to the tribal community.
"beacon hill" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Beacon Hill debating a police reform bill. More than 100 amendments so far file to the version making its way through the Senate holds 6 16 President Trump once again attributing Corona virus, Serge is here in the U. S. To increased testing. We test more than anybody by far and when you test you create cases reporters pressing Mr Trump during a White House event, And he insisted that the U. S mortality rate is relatively low compared to other nations more than 135,000 Americans so far. Have died from the virus more than any nation in the world. States like Texas, California, Arizona, Florida, all seeing large spikes in cases right now at the event today, the president, also defending his demand to reopen schools, said those who oppose that idea are playing politics. The president also had some nice things to say about. Dr Anthony Fauci noted that they all don't always agree, and there have been reports over the past couple of weeks at the White House has been trying to discredit the nation's top infectious disease expert. Now, as the Corona virus pandemic continues to rage through the U. S. A debate is also raging to over masks and if they should be required in New York, we were the first state to start Mandatory masks, and governor Andrew Cuomo says it worked. We had the worst spike per capita on the globe, and we brought it down. With the new confirmed cases surging in her state University of Florida epidemiologist Cindy Prince says there should be no question. We need everyone worrying now, Prince says. While many local governments are requiring masks, states and the federal government must do Mohr The debate continues in Europe is well. France says it's now considering requiring masks for indoor public places. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's urging residents to wear them in tight indoor spaces but not making it mandatory. Soccer Megane Washington Over the weekend, President Trump War face masks to go visit wounded service members at Walter Reed. The first time he's worn a mask in public since the CDC started recommending them back in April, get more on this from ABC. Cecilia Vega just assumes he wore that mask. He then sends a mixed message is, he said They have a time and a place. But even his own health experts recommend that all Americans cover their face when social distancing is not possible now, while some parts of the country are closing back up because of Cove in 19 Massachusetts continues to re open today. Boston joins other parts of the state in entering Phase three. Still, the city is taking a more cautious approach as we hear from W. B. C's James RoHaas Boston enters Phase three A week after the stated to better prepare now under the city's plan at museums, movie theaters, gyms and outdoor venues. Can open once again, but visitors will still need to sport a face mask and socially distance. The city will also begin issuing permits for low and moderate contact sports as well as outdoor events on city property. However, the city's events are going to be much smaller than for the rest of the state Mayor Marty Walsh for outdoor events. We're limiting attendance.
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"ABC news on Beacon Hill lawmakers working on legislation one proposal would set new police conduct standards and then with the bill's sponsors called de humanizing police practices and also adding public accountability chokeholds to tear gas and certain other weapons and tactics would be barred it would also ban no knock warrants the bill sponsored by state Rep Liz Maranda of Boston state senator Cindy Creem of Newton both house speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate president Karen Spilka have voiced support for some forms of police oversight and reforms petitioners calling for a statue of president Abraham Lincoln in Boston's parks where to come down and now mayor Marty Walsh trying to decide on what to do about that statue is a replica of the emancipation memorial in Washington DC president Lincoln is shown standing with one hand raised above I kneeling black man with broken shackles on his wrists it is meant to show Lincoln freeing the man from slavery toward bullock of Boston is leading this petition drive he says the statue represents black people still beneath someone else he says since he first saw the statue and he was very young he wondered if the man is free if he's free why is he still on his knees as of yesterday Blix petition had about five thousand signatures it is seven thirty seven time now for check on Wall Street in with business let's go to Bloomberg with many working parents still unable to head back to the office they're also facing the ongoing challenge of making lunch for the kids everyone's working hard spending more time at home in school their plates and what that means then translate into a small meal hi which kind of sets of food companies like Campbell soup at Ludlow wrote the story for Bloomberg news they offer a range of past the store is sold they crack is and cookies and also proven vegetable based drinks temples brands include prego pasta sauce V. eight juice and Pepperidge farms which makes goldfish crackers all items which consumers were filling their pantries with a few weeks ago but now there are questions about future demand for Campbell's products Campbell's point of view is that the elevate a panic buying psychology driven stockpiling with a one time event it's not gonna happen again Campbell's also says job losses and economic upheaval may push more consumers to seek out low priced food options on Charlie public Bloomberg business on WBZ Boston's news radio and coming up at seven forty six.
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"Debate on Beacon Hill so tomorrow is the day the hands free law cake said which means you can no longer hold your phone while driving or touch at all besides a single swipe or tap to activate a GPS or hands free mode and even then you can't touch the phone unless it is mounted on your windshield or dashboard police say you only get a warning for now for violating the new law the grace period will last until the end of March will they work on educating the public after that point it's a hundred dollar fine for the first offense and there's another big change that could be coming to the roads as well this upcoming week state senators are debating a bill that would add cameras to red lights in Massachusetts meeting drivers could be automatically fined for running red lights making illegal stops speeding or blocking the intersection back to the roads right now speaking of intersections it is six oh three traffic and weather together starting with a super retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes Mike has a volume the volume is are pretty light for the most part Tino will start with the expressway southbound which burned pretty slow all afternoon now into the early evening southbound is slow from mass app down through Savin hill beyond that it's good down to the split north bounds not so bad reduced speeds coming up past Savin hill yeah a little slow up towards the tunnel all route three south bound good no incidents to report along the south shore the lower ends of one twenty eight ninety three were in good shape ninety five north is backed up a bit getting up to ninety three the mass pike westbound an easy ride all the way through Grafton and out into Sturbridge as well now a new problem ninety three actually one twenty eight south is jamming up quickly in Peabody just getting word of the crash at Lowell St ninety three northbound clear across the New Hampshire line but route three south bound backed up a bit in Burlington exiting off to one twenty eight downtown the lower deck of ninety three is slow but it's okay by the time you get on to the second bridge store drive is okay in both directions the lever down ramp is slow miking WBZ's traffic on the threes mostly clear tonight headed down to the low thirties in Boston twenties in the suburbs another gorgeous day tomorrow lots of sunshine going up to fifty two.
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"A cent the new bill on Beacon Hill was filed by state senator very fine gold says it's a matter of fairness and equity and sending a message to the national college athletic association it's become an industry to itself and we have pulled this way schools lose money but the people putting on these bowl games are actually making money needs to be more about the student athletes in about cities unlike the house bill filed November senator Feingold bill doesn't compensate athletes for playing it just like the profit off their name image and likeness I feel that if you get a scholar that is a fair way for going to the school the bill would also make its student scholarship can't be taken away if they sign with a professional team on Beacon Hill Madison Rogers WBZ Boston's news radio learning more now about a Quincy COBOL arrested on charges of trafficking cocaine as well as fat known and re gay Pereira and Hannah Adams ages eighteen and twenty two were nabbed after a two month investigation and in their apartment among other things police say they found a hundred and eighty four fat no pills along with twenty six grams of cocaine and sixty eight math pills and knew this morning bored out of Springfield at seven people for kids and three adults have been taken to the hospital after a house fire crews are still on the scene mopping up and trying to find answers everyone is expected to be okay two dogs and three cats also rescued from that fire stock on a cruise ship and no place to go thousands of passengers are Corentin on the diamond princess in Japan after an outbreak of the corona virus ABC's Tom rivers is over at the foreign desk among the thirty seven hundred passengers and crew being kept on board in the port of Yokohama Britain David able for the first time ever we've seen the crew wearing face masks that they hadn't been wearing them until serving breakfast lunch today ten people have tested positive for the virus and taken off for treatment I would imagine in the next five days we will gain every passenger be tested to see whether we have contracted the virus land for old remain quarantined in their cabins for the next two weeks tell members ABC news at the floor and by the way one American on board is among the ten people who tested positive for the corona virus which originated amble Han China they DPW director down in hall is fired after spending six months on paid leave James dao was placed on administrative leave in July the town at this point has still not made public the re reason for his release Dow was appointed director in may of twenty sixteen campaign twenty twenty first in the nation primary Tuesday February eleventh WBZ newsradio is their house to Hampshire joins us from Manchester reporters across the.
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"Talk about immigration on this program fairly frequently we we don't talk about it every night we don't talk about it every week but tomorrow at the state legislature up on Beacon Hill and there will be a joint committee on public safety and homeland security I chronicle he which will is intended to basically restrict police officers all law enforcement officers including right on up the line to ice agents from from doing their jobs there's also as a said going to be a push out of Washington to a crack down if you will on this again I call it a cottage industry call birth tourism where people from wealthy people by the way from foreign countries pay a great deal of money to come here and make sure that their children are born in the United States not every country in the world provides birthright citizenship but we are one of them so we get phone call six one seven two five four ten thirty triple eight nine two nine to thirty were also great sound bite from Joe Biden Joe Biden's gaffer the day let's start off with gene and ever gene welcome first this hour of the ring central nice I called a line thanks for your patience good genes hi Daniel thank you and one thing I want to say first is there's been a few people called the last several days and they've been a little rough on talking with you and I don't appreciate how they act on the Polish the axle I mean you have a great show you you you know you go to great lengths to let them put out their thoughts and you know I don't appreciate that will decide like people to be a little nicer Ginepri sheet that it doesn't matter to me I say that honestly because sometimes a root collar or someone who really is out there we get people on the on both ends of the political spectrum I had the last true colors of the show last night one thought that I if you could just tell they they they were angry frustrated and we may play a little bit of those phone calls later on tonight let people hear me being a talk show host is is great fun and I love to do battle with people and I prefer it if people call now but do it is a conversation and if we could rightly that's one of the things that I think is wrong with this country right now which sold and then you know you you you let them go you know and say whatever but there is so little Dennis I don't like and people can be civil yep that's all we ask that reasonable people can disagree recently so what you thought of this whole we will we soon right yeah go ahead yeah so here's my question on that committee now what two things what can the average killed two hearing this and knowing what's going on what can the average Joe do and what is the process of via the committee houses on the war okay well like any piece of legislation is heard in the committee and the first hurdle that have that they have to overcome is to have the build the proposed legislation voted out of the committee favorably and I don't know the time to kill a bill is to kill the bill in the committee because then once it gets voted out favorably then she hands there's a chance that will be heard in the in the legislature before the end of the session there's only the best to choose its legislatures to your sessions over in the second year the session now what happens is that a lot of times they have these late night meetings of were around budget time and all of that when they're working until one o'clock in the morning although they're not supposed to work until one o'clock in the morning and they get all of this other stuff thrown in so deals struck sold right now anyone who's concerned about this to call the state house tomorrow ask if you don't know the name of your state representative or your state so all you gotta do it out of the operators of the state has a very good they'll put you through tell them who you are where you from in your case just you probably know all but if you didn't Jane from Everitt and then they'll put you through and you let your legislators know that you're opposed to this legislation the ties the hands of ice and once they get and the phone calls these legislators the one thing all of them want to do is get reelected right bill number I don't have a bill number but it doesn't matter all you have to do is just simply say Hey look we know that today they're talking about imposing restrictions on ice being able to enforce immigration law here in Massachusetts I am opposed to that and if you vote against my wishes I will remember in November simple as that right yes and I and I hope everyone else calls till tomorrow the other thing is that this is the kind of thing that me and all my friends talk about constantly all this stuff and you know nowadays when you're a senior you go for a checkup the doctor says isn't anyone bothering you and you have any concerns at once a year all these Liberal Democrats elected into office and the Democrats in Washington they are the ones that I'm afraid of because the you know how when a serious so because we have to walk the streets no I get check will hear you I do have you know we can't run as fast as we use so and this is not protecting us at all it really is they're not protected areas American citizens in the not protecting legal immigrants because not right there at risk as well and and we we don't want people in this country who are criminals with it if they're a creek if there is a citizen and a criminal they go to jail if they're illegal immigrant and they were criminal they go to jail if they're illegal immigrant and they're a criminal they should be thrown out of the country never to return I got a runaway train okay I'm up on my break I'll feel safe walking down this season going places I have to go to Boston I want to feel safe male walls I don't want all the freeze everyone can do anything they want it's not right and it doesn't make anyone feel safe thanks Jeanne preach it's called red light so much have a good evening two six one seven two five four to 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"Months on Beacon Hill a bill that would force you to put the phone down while behind the wheel could soon be headed to the governor's desk WBZ's James row houses at the state house and provides us some details this morning on this bill good morning James good morning Jeff now after going through many years of hurdles a compromise has been reached this after the final distracting driving bill was approved by a conference committee over the weekend now we won't hear details of the compromise until later today but a release statement says the new legislation will restrict the use of hand held cell phones while operating a motor vehicle and update existing law regarding racial profiling by law enforcement at the moment drivers are not allowed to text while driving but they are still allowed to look and read messages as well as talk on the phone this bill would require you to go completely hands free though now is expected to be signed into law or veto it later this week by governor Baker at the state house James R. O. hasta UBC Boston's news radio thank you James a request from the insurer of a trucking company involved in the June crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire in a suit filed in Boston federal court pilgrim insurance is asking a judge to divide one million dollars in liability payments among victims and their families a lot of mayors U. Kaski was driving for Westfield transport at the time of the crash he has been charged in those deaths he is now being held without bail patriots seven proved to nine and one of the NFL year showing no love to the eagles in the city of brotherly love seventeen ten the final score to struggle in Philadelphia the patriots will host to the cowboys next Sunday and Gillette you go in somewhere with the Turkey day travel forecast.
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"Under investigation on Beacon Hill this afternoon a rally is set to be held in favor of the ban on flavored tobacco products members of the state legislature in anti tobacco youth advocates will be standing in support of a bill that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco in the state of Massachusetts now advocates of the ban say that these items directly or targeted and marketed toward minority communities in children small business though completely disagree saying the band could have a negative impact on their operations of not having them close all together a rally last week against the bill most of them them so immigrant store owners the pro ban rallies set for three o'clock this afternoon well the Merrimack valley to retirees have been delivering food to the needy for the past ten years all on their own it started ten years ago when a stop and shop manager in north Andover told Stewart McNeil and John Tierney he wished somebody could do something with the good food he was forced by law to throw out this is Stuart foolishly we said yeah we'll look at see what we can do that led to these to retire restarting what they call the accidental food bank this is John we take the food we deliver to organizations to those veterans to the war senior senator north Andover seniors and I just the two of them they have delivered a lot of food over those ten years do it any idea how much food we're talking about the manager told us one time you're looking at least a million and a half dollars a year of stuff and that was the only one store now we're doing three from north Andover girls Stevens WBC Boston's newsradio one thirty eight now and WBZ it's time for business live to Bloomberg and here's John Metaxas either Jim or well at his talk at the economic club of New York president trump said a significant China deal could happen soon but that didn't seem to be enough for Wall Street they were hoping for something more definitive perhaps we are seeing the market's up but not as much as they were earlier the Dow is up twenty eight points a twenty seven seven twenty the S. and P. up nine at thirty ninety six and the nasdaq up thirty four eighty four ninety eight shares of Walt Disney are up more than one and a half percent on the debut of its much anticipated streaming service at Disney pull us this despite the fact the debut has been marred by outages it seems demand has overwhelmed the service on its first day and demand is actually.
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"Will develop to our west strict in here this evening to cool things off and then one more hot day tomorrow temperatures up into the low nineties once again Laurie alright John thanks for the update will check back with you in a little bit let's go to Beacon Hill under that broiling sun the joint committee is getting to grill all of its witnesses after nearly none of them showed up last week for hearing on the travails of the R. envy WBZ's Karen regal reports from the state house we have the case of the missing workers state senator Harry Chandler speaking here are in the Merritt boarded Tombos whose department was in charge of getting to a backlog of thirteen thousand out of state driver's notifications well the merit board wasn't charged after the driver's control unit within the army said they couldn't do it at the Merritt board it should do it drivers control board chief keep Constantine testified after not appearing earlier this month I recommended the process be transferred to the merit rating board okay so the fix you recommended was to give the job to someone else an employee with the mass don't audit department told the committee she told former registrar errant veiny there was a problem with all of these notifications as early as March at the state house Karen regal WBZ Boston's news radio if you're trying to stay cool on this day three of the heat wave you may want to think about jumping into the Charles river but don't here's WBZ's James Ross a blue green algae advisory is in effect especially for the area between be you bridge at the museum of science the state department of public health says the LG looks like green the scum right on top.
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"V. Beacon Hill lawmakers will hold an oversight hearing this July to look into the management of the agency in the hearing triggered by the June twenty first New Hampshire motorcycle crash that killed seven Connecticut officials twice alerted Massachusetts about a drunken driving arrest against the driver in that crash it is eight oh three time now for traffic and weather together we start with the Subaru retailers of doing that all wheel drive traffic on the three is over to Mike thanks are we've got a couple of problems to the south gonna start in Stoughton where there's a tractor trailer roll over on the ramp from route one thirty nine east to twenty four north it's been there for quite a while they're working on operating that truck at this time that ramp is shut down twenty four south slow going from ninety three right down towards that scene the expressway south bound Ali's doubt north bound was eased out now it's backing up again up towards the tunnel getting whatever right lane crash inside three south yet slow down George derby street no surprise there downtown pretty quiet the lower deck to Tobin bridge the lever connector all wide open storage drives in good shape and all the airport tunnels are fine north of the city things are good on one twenty eight no delays at all Walt them up in the wake field boots three in ninety three are good into Hampshire everyone's all leased out in the mass pike back up to speed as well Mike king WBZ's twenty four hour traffic network it is eight oh four and Dave Bowers is here now with the four day WBZ accu weather forecasts are clear skies tonight temperatures of sunrise ranging from low sixties.
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"High cost of pharmaceuticals is becoming a central issue on beacon hill this year. That's where the capital the benefit of the Steelers fans Sam beacon hill in Pittsburgh now beacon hill in Boston. To becoming a central issue. In massachusetts. Recent reports have shown that spending on prescription drugs in Massachusetts is increasing at a faster rate than spending on healthcare overall drug spending by mass health, the state's Medicaid program doubled from one point one billion to two point two billion over five years national cystic show that between two thousand six two thousand fourteen drug prices rose by average of fifty seven percent that's far more than what drugs with competitions. From generics. Rose now. Why don't we have more generics? Because Pat manipulation and what our citizens for truth and drug pricing targeting Pat manipulation. So I'm targeting patent manipulation. And if you don't understand go to drug pricing, truth dot com and figure it out, but send that Email, and you don't have to understand how the patent system works to know that your drug prices are going through the roof. All you have to do is understand that you can do something about it. I wanna play. Eric swale? Well, California congressman running for president. He's on morning Joe yesterday with Willie Geist now Eric's been on this program. And it'll be welcome back as all the candidates. Well, I got to figure out what my rules are about. How many times can come on? We've had Tim Ryan Eric, Saul. Well, Howard Schultz is running for independence. I have no equal obligation to him. There's only the he's a category of one and I'd like to have all their all welcome. By president Biden. If you're listening, Delaware this morning, call anytime. Elizabeth Warren colony time mayor peach agreed to come on that will be good. I'm always courteous and fair Eric swallow. I like that in back because I want them to explain this. This is cut number eleven. Regret saying that you believe the President Trump still is an agent of Russia. What do you mean by the acts on their behalf? He puts their interest too often ahead of our own interests. And that again that affects opportunity at home if we become more like Russia where it's a top floor economy and only the fat cats are able to benefit and all of us just toil away from he's taking orders from Putin. When you say agent, what do you mean by that? If she wasn't taking orders, he wouldn't take interpreters notes if he wasn't taking orders he would release the report Becky said he's one hundred percent exonerated with. And and so why does he act suspiciously with Russia in ways that he doesn't act with Theresa May or mccrone or Trudeau it just all my experience as a prosecutor tells me something is wrong with the way that he's acting the way that he's lying and that we should all be concerned. If so were you surprised then that at least in the summary from the attorney general that Bob Muller could not find evidence of a conspiracy now because as a prosecutor, I know that prove..