Legislators Promise Action on $1 Billion Biotech Bill

After months of delays that have clearly frustrated the Governor’s office, leaders of the Massachusetts legislature have set a schedule for acting on the Governor’s proposed $1 billion initiative to bolster the commonwealth’s life sciences industry. According to a joint statement from Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, and Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi, there will be a series of expedited hearings and “full legislative action” on the bill will taken by mid-February, 2008.

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