BOSTON (WWLP) – The legislative session is coming to an end and that means “accelerated,” last-minute progress on bills that affect you.
There are 59 days until the end of formal sessions, but there are several controversial bills that could make their way to the Governor’s desk.
Conference committees are racing against the clock to act on a number of bills before this legislative session comes to an end.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s domestic violence bill, minimum wage and gas leaks legislation could be signed into law.
Governor Patrick’s bill to create more jobs in Gateway Cities is also up for debate, but his absence since leaving for overseas travel last week, has some lawmakers questioning his priorities.
As a two-year legislative session comes to a close, lawmakers are gearing up for a busy couple of months.
According to Sen. Stephen Brewer, (D) Senate Ways and Means, “I would say expect the unexpected to a great degree. The very first priority for me is to get a budget done for fiscal year FY15.”
Starting Tuesday, a six-member committee plans to hammer out the final budget for the fiscal year that begins July first.