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ADJOURNED 'til Tuesday at 11 a.m. (informal)
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ADJOURNED 'til Thursday at 1 p.m. (formal)

BAKER HIGHLIGHT'S DiMASI'S ROLE IN HEALTH CARE LAW

A North End community organization honored convicted former House Speaker Sal DiMasi with a public service award last week and Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday saluted DiMasi's role in passing landmark state health care reform in 2006.

The Republican fielded a question from a reporter about the appropriateness of honoring DiMasi, who served five years in federal prison before his release late last year after being convicted of corruption for steering state contracts to a firm connected with friends and associates.


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