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State House Takeout brings you weekly takeaways from Beacon Hill with the reporters of the State House News Service.

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State House Takeout brings you weekly takeaways from Beacon Hill with the reporters of the State House News Service.

    Under Pressure - State House Takeout

    Under Pressure - State House Takeout

    The Takeout team digs into packed hearings about the housing crisis and carbon emissions, along with further challenges to the Transportation and Climate Initiative and mounting pressure on next year's budget, then steps back to talk about the crowded, often chaotic nature of State House committee hearings. Jan. 17, 2020.

    • 20 min
    The Table-Setting Continues - State House Takeout

    The Table-Setting Continues - State House Takeout

    As Beacon Hill table-setting for 2020 continues, mayors like Marty Walsh in Boston are pushing their local legislative agendas. The SHNS crew also looks to leaders of other New England states for clues to the future of the Transportation Climate Initiative pact. Colin A. Young has updates on long-term clean energy planning, with news on Canadian hydropower and offshore wind.

    • 17 min
    What to Watch This January - State House Takeout

    What to Watch This January - State House Takeout

    Here's what to watch as 2020 dawns on Beacon Hill. The SHNS crew previews what we might expect from Gov. Baker's State of the Commonwealth speech, and legislative debates on transportation funding and climate change initiatives.

    • 17 min
    Top #MAPoli Stories of 2019 - State House Takeout

    Top #MAPoli Stories of 2019 - State House Takeout

    Count down the Top 10 Beacon Hill stories of 2019, as voted on by members of the State House Press Association. The SHNS crew analyzes the last 12 months along with the big stories of the last decade.

    • 28 min
    Dec. 20, 2019 - State House Takeout

    Dec. 20, 2019 - State House Takeout

    For this week's Takeout, the News Service gathered a venerable band of State House reporters, past and present, to discuss changes they've seen in journalism under the Golden Dome. Panelists are Mark Leccese of Emerson College, Craig Sandler of SHNS, Steve LeBlanc of The Associated Press, and Peter Lucas of the Lowell Sun and Boston Herald. This week's special podcast covers a wide range of topics including camaraderie in the Press Gallery and the changing nature of press secretaries.

    • 46 min
    Dec. 13, 2019 - State House Takeout

    Dec. 13, 2019 - State House Takeout

    Holiday spirit abounds, and the House and Senate finally came together on a supplemental budget compromise - under pressure from the comptroller, a Gov. Baker appointee. Also: a sharp report on MBTA safety failings was unveiled, and the ban on sales of vaping products in Massachusetts is largely in the rear-view mirror.

    • 15 min

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