Ethics, lobbying and campaign finance reform bills (H 3856 / S 2052) are just heading into a conference committee. A brief analysis of the affect of the Senate's changes can be found on the Common Cause website.
- Senators: Frederick Berry, Brian Joyce and Bruce Tarr
- Representatives: Peter Kocot, James Vallee and Jeffrey Perry.
The House and Senate non-concurred over legislation to modernize transportation in the Commonwealth (S 2024 / H 4051). An analysis of the differences in the Transportation Reform Bill can be found on the Massachusetts Municipal Association website.
- Senators: Steven Baddour, Stephen Brewer, and Robert Hedlund
- Representatives: Joseph Wagner, Charles Murphy, and George Peterson
The House and Senate named conference committee members to try to meld a single bill out of two pension bills (S 2026 / H 4060). Senate President Therese Murray predicted that the pension conferees would reach agreement shortly, although negotiations already overshot the prediction by the House chair of that committee.
- Senators: Steven Panagiotakos, Thomas McGee and Scott Brown
- Representatives: Robert Spellane, Michael Rodrigues and Todd Smola
The FY10 State Budget conference committee to consolidate the House and Senate Budget Bills (H 4101 / S 3) will likely be led by House Ways and Means Chair, Representative Charles Murphy and Senate Ways and Means Chair, Senator Steven Panagiotakos. Here are links to an analysis of the House FY10 Budget and the Senate Ways and Means FY10 Budget, and a preliminary Senate Budget analysis from MassBudget.
- Senators: Steven Panagiotakos, Stephen Brewer, Michael Knapik
- Representatives: Charley Murphy, Barbara L'Italien, Viriato deMacedo