Bottle bill, election laws shouldn’t get lost in last-minute frenzy on Beacon Hill
The change of pace on Beacon Hill in July is always jarring. For weeks, bills barely inch forward. But as the session enters its final days, there’s a frenzy of last-minute sausage-making. Some worthy ideas get bargained away in conference committee, or just run out of time. As the end of the session looms, lawmakers should be sure to pass an expanded bottle bill and reforms to state elections and campaign-finance laws.