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|Health-care costs, online gaming and more at today’s legislative hearings|
Once again, we’re breaking out all of today’s scheduled legislative hearings and putting them in one convenient post. So here goes:
-- Committee on Housing holds a hearing to accept testimony on two housing bond authorizations bills, including one filed by Gov. Baker that seeks $1.287 billion in additional capital authorization to allow the state to continue support construction and preservation of affordable housing, 10 a.m., Hearing Room A-2)
-- Joint Committee on Education holds a hearing on more than 30 bills dealing with school finance, including the Chapter 70 aid, 10 a.m., Room B-2.
-- The House and Senate Ways and Means committees and the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing will convene in Gardner Auditorium for a hearing on Medicaid funding and other related issues relative to the fiscal 2018 budget, 10 a.m., Gardner Auditorium.
-- The Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government will hold a hearing on a dozen local bills, Room B-1, 11 a.m. -- Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports plans to meet to discuss its draft report and potentially vote to accept the report, 11 a.m., Room 222.
-- The Committee on Health Care Financing will hold a hearing on a Gov. Charlie Baker bill to rein in health care costs, which is paired with the MassHealth reforms he sent back to lawmakers as a budget amendment, 1 p.m., Room 437.
-- Transportation Committee hears a number of bills, including one that would require parasailers to wear life vests and legislation that names a portion of Causeway Street in front of TD Garden after Celtics legend Bob Cousy, 1 p.m., Room B-1.
-- Joint Committee on Public Health takes up tobacco legislation and bills dealing with state agencies, 1 p.m., Room A-2.
-- Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development hosts an informational hearing on funding, 1 p.m., Room 428.