... DeLeo hopes accord on short-term rental regulation, taxation will be ready for vote this week ...... Agreement on bill raising tobacco purchase age may emerge for vote this week, DeLeo says ...... Baker: state budget delay is affecting issues that "really matter" to people - opioid, housing bills ...... "This is a terrible tragedy" - Gov. Baker on shooting death of Weymouth woman, police officer ...... Baker reiterates support for death penalty for killing police officers ...... Governor confident that municipal police training investments will make it into budget ...... After rep warns of fraud, House rejects commission to study solar industry advertising, sales ...... Talks on late state budget limp deeper into July, House GOP leader calls it "unbelievable" ...... Senate passes bill creating commission to study the prevalence of lead in school drinking water ...... Procedural approach adds complexity to potential House-Senate compromise on clean energy proposals ...... Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy adds voice to supporters of Senate energy bill ...... Spilka says policy differences are not holding up the budget, won't say what is ...... "It's getting later and later. It's imperative that we do a budget, and we do a budget immediately" - Speaker DeLeo ...... House unwillingness to adopt Safe Communities Act has "crossed the line for a lot of people," Elugardo says ...... Automatic voter registration bill easily clears Senate, could reach Gov. Baker's desk soon ...... Nurse staffing proposal will appear as Question 1 on the November ballot ...... Question 3 in November will call for repeal of 2016 transgender accommodations law ...... Judiciary Committee agrees to July 17 deadline to report on Baker's child predators bill ...
Latest Headlines:
House:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m.
Senate:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m.

TRANSPO COMM POISED TO ADVANCE GUV'S ROAD SAFETY BILL

By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 6, 2017....Gov. Charlie Baker's road safety bill has hit the fast lane, as the House chairman of the Transportation Committee said Wednesday it would likely be reported out of committee within "days."

The governor filed legislation (S 2217) two weeks ago to lower speed limits in construction zones, and the committee held a hearing on it Wednesday. Under current law, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation can suggest a speed reduction in work zones but that "does not carry the weight of a regulatory limit," State Traffic Engineer Neil Boudreau said in written testimony.

The governor's bill would introduce a variable speed limit, allowing MassDOT to reduce speed limits when workers are present and return to normal speeds when there is no construction work ongoing, Boudreau said.


Get the Rest of the Story!

Request a Free 21-day Trial:

Please fill in all requested information.



ZIP code or phone number is not valid.

() ext.

Please enter a valid e-mail address.

'E-mail' and 'Confirm E-mail' must match.



 
 
State House News Service