It’s a busy time in both local and national politics. The deadline for filing proposed legislation in Massachusetts has passed. Legislators filed new bills, reintroduced old proposals, and even revamped old legislation for consideration this term. In national news, the United States is still dealing with the aftermath of the partial government shutdown. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reports that the 35-day shutdown cost the US economy $3 billion. Local reporters Mike Dobbs, Managing Editor of Reminder Publications, Adam Frenier, reporter and host for New England Public Radio, and Rob Rizzuto, Assistant Digital Managing Editor for The Republican/MassLive joined host Carrie Saldo to share their insight on these stories and more.