Will, Senator Ted Kennedy has been wise to anticipate the consequences of his failing health. It would be respectful and good for Massachusetts to honor his wishes and ensure a successor to serve out his term.
In a letter to Governor Patrick and Legislative leaders, Senator Kennedy urged the legislature to revisit the process under which the state would appoint a replacement should a Senator leave office prior to the completion of their term. The Senator, seeking to avoid a situation where Massachusetts would be left short a Senator for the […]
Will, I am strongly opposed to changing this law. It was just changed a few years ago to what it is at Sen. Kennedy’s request. The change he has now requested was proposed by the Republicans in 2004 and was rejected by the Democrats in the legislature. This is just more of the hypocritical […]
I agree about the flip-flop problem, and am also no fan of either the governor or the legislative leadership (or their inability to cooperate), but I still think the great majority of Commonwealth residents want Massachusetts to have a voice in the Senate in the crucial health care debates and votes, and want one whose […]
Why doesn’t the legislature just cut to the chase and write a law that states that if the governor is a Democrat he can appoint a Senator, but if the governor is a Republican, an election must be held. Seriously, when the writing of law becomes this political (we all live in this state and […]
I write to explain my recent vote today against the proposal for a National Popular Vote (NPV). I voted in the losing minority in a lop-sided 116 to 37 vote.