Just four months ago, Governor William Weld signed legislation designating Boston cream pie as the official dessert of Massachusetts. But the state sweet tooth is not yet sated. Any day now, lawmakers may push forward on Senate Bill No. 1716, An Act Designating the Chocolate Chip Cookie as the Official Cookie of the Commonwealth. Then Weld will face the crunch of whether to sign or veto. (He is already on record as supporting the venerable Fig Newton.) Also on the menu: whether to make broccoli the official state vegetable.
--By Megan Rutherford
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