Boston: State House Weekly Recap

By Paige Sutherland

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter outside the Fall River Superior Court on June 27, 2013. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter outside the Fall River Superior Court on June 27, 2013. (Elise Amendola/AP)

This week on Beacon Hill the House Speaker called off all budget-balancing legislation until after Governor-elect Charlie Baker takes office next month meanwhile Fall River is getting a new mayor come January.

On Monday Massachusetts House Speaker Robert Deleo said the House will not be considering ways to fill the state’s nearly $330 million budget gap until after Charlie Baker takes over the corner office on January 7.

Mayor Will Flanagan of Fall River has been unseated as a result of the city’s first mayoral recall election on Tuesday.

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter has been voted to take over next month. However who will replace Sutter is still in the works.

Advocates of the recall say Flanagan was excessively wasting taxpayers’ dollars, which Flanagan adamantly denied.

Those in favor of keeping the Quincy Medical Center open gathered for a vigil Monday night where they called on Attorney General Martha Coakley to stop February’s closure, adding that the hospital provides crucial services for …read more

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