WEEKLY ROUNDUP - GRATUITY INCLUDED
Recap and analysis of the week in state government
Everyone knew it was coming. And yet, when it arrived, it was as if no one was quite prepared for what would happen next.
In the final throes of July, with legislative agendas hurtling toward the cliff, and much to be done before the clock strikes midnight on Thursday, July 31 - which happens to be Gov. Deval Patrick's birthday - everyone toiling under the Golden Dome looked like they needed an early vacation.