• vaccine Sep 14

    Vaccine Status Causing Stir In Mass. House

    Taking aim at an unnamed group of representatives, House Speaker Ronald Mariano aired frustrations Monday about lawmakers who he said have bristled at COVID-19 vaccine requirements and said the resistance complicates decisions about bringing the Legislature back into the State House. Mariano told reporters that some of the 160 representatives he oversees oppose the idea of a House-specific vaccine mandate…

  • sports betting Jul 20

    Mass. House Preparing to Vote on Sports Betting Thursday

    The Massachusetts House is preparing for a debate Thursday on legislation that would legalize sports betting in the state, a vote that would then shift attention to a Senate where leaders appear more willing to tackle sports wagering than they were was last session. House Speaker Ronald Mariano’s office sent an updated schedule to representatives on Monday telling them...

  • budget Apr 14

    Massachusetts House Unveils Budget Plan for New Fiscal Year

    Massachusetts House leaders on Wednesday unveiled their version of the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The $47.6 billion spending plan, which is expected to be debated the week of April 26, doesn’t include any broad-based taxes or major changes to the state’s tax code. It also doesn’t factor in the approximately $4.5 billion in federal…

  • Ronald Mariano Dec 30, 2020

    New Massachusetts Speaker of the House Takes the Gavel

    Massachusetts House lawmakers elected a new speaker, Ronald Mariano, to succeed Robert DeLeo.

  • massachusetts politics Dec 30, 2020

    Ron Mariano Elected Massachusetts House Speaker, Replacing DeLeo

    Quincy Democrat Ron Mariano was elected as the new speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Wednesday, filling the role left vacant Tuesday by longtime Speaker Robert DeLeo. Mariano, 74, takes control of the House six days before the end of the unusual 2020-2021 lawmaking session. Mariano had 123 votes, while his Republican opponent, Minority Leader Brad Jones, received all…

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