Episode 66: Bet the House

38 minutes

1/23/2019-- As the government shutdown rages on, Steve and Jenn lament the issues it's inflicting upon local employees of the federal government. With hope for a speedy resolution, they look ahead to bills coming up before the Massachusetts legislature.

One such bill has to do with sports betting. State Sen. Brendan Crighton drops by The Horse Race to discuss his proposed bill that would allow for Massachusetts casinos and online platforms to apply for licenses to operate sports books. But he's not the only one. Both State Rep. Dan Cullinane and Gov. Charlie Baker have proposed similar legislation, so Crighton explains what makes his different.

State Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa joins the hosts to discuss the intrinsic problem of sexual harassment on Beacon Hill. In an effort to combat it, she and State Sen. Becca Rausch filed a bill that would require an independent committee to investigate instances of sexual harassment.

Last but by no means least, a Horse Race regular Adam Friedman makes the case for why ranked choice voting is the right choice for Massachusetts.

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