Long weekend failed to produce budget, marijuana deals


Long weekend failed to produce budget, marijuana deals

Michael P. Norton, Andy Metzger and Colin A. Young, State House News Service
BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers enjoyed an extended holiday weekend and returned to Beacon Hill Wednesday still lacking deals on a state budget and an overhauled marijuana law.
Despite its status as a full-time Legislature, Massachusetts is one of just a few states still without a state budget. Clerks confirmed Wednesday that the conference committees created last month to reach deals on the major bills still had not filed consensus legislation.
The six lawmakers assembled to hash out a budget compromise did not hold a “formal meeting” over …

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