Robert DeLeo

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DeLeo calls for probe of leaked testimony

DeLeo calls for probe of leaked testimony

Accuses Globe of taking quotes out of context

What follows is a statement issued by House Speaker Robert DeLeo in response to a Boston Globe story quoting sealed transcripts of his testimony before independent counsel Paul Ware, who was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to investigate hiring practices at the Probation Department. That investigation led to the federal prosecution and conviction of(...)

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DeLeo backs smaller, narrower tax package

DeLeo backs smaller, narrower tax package

Launches push for community colleges in speech

  TODAY MARKS MY FIFTH SPEECH to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. It’s always a pleasure to address this group, mostly because you and I always seem to have the same item at the top of our agendas: creating jobs. We share the same goals: to innovate and to help Massachusetts stand out amongst(...)

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DeLeo pokes Mark Zuckerberg

DeLeo pokes Mark Zuckerberg

Speaker sends open letter urging Facebook to return to Massachusetts

The following is an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Speaker Robert DeLeo, originally published at Menlo Park Patch. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what you have missed in Massachusetts since you left in 2004. In recent years, Massachusetts has become a more desirable home to innovation companies(...)

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DeLeo’s “jobs” bill

DeLeo’s “jobs” bill

Speaker says we can no longer afford to let gambling revenue go out of state

Let me be very clear: The legislation I’m proposing to you today is a jobs bill. It creates a new sector of our economy that will create jobs and help keep our residents employed. It is a balanced approach that maximizes the benefit to Massachusetts. It helps our economy by directly creating construction, hotel and(...)

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DeLeo’s gambling proposal

DeLeo’s gambling proposal

Speaker calls for two casinos, slots at tracks in speech to Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

I’ve now been Speaker for more than a year. It has certainly been a year of challenge, not only for those of us in government but for our citizens, as well as you in the business community. I am particularly glad to be here to speak with the Chamber today. That is because we share(...)

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