Friday, April 6, 2018

In the News: MA Senate leadership change July 23

From the Milford Daily News, an article of interest for Franklin:

"State Sen. Karen Spilka will begin her tenure as Massachusetts Senate president July 23. 
The date was released Thursday in a joint statement from Spilka, D-Ashland, and current Senate President Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester. 
“We have both shared a strong belief that our guiding priority must be to ensure stability in the Massachusetts Senate,” the statement reads. “Each of us also believes that a smooth, orderly transition between each of our tenures as Senate President is the only way to ensure the Senate’s uninterrupted work on behalf of the men, women and children of this Commonwealth.” 
Chandler temporarily took over leadership when former President Stanley Rosenberg stepped down in early December, amid an ethics investigation. She said she wasn’t interested in the job long term."

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