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By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 4, 2017.....Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, under mounting pressure from inside and outside of the State House, intends to step down as the leader of the Senate for the unknown duration of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against his husband Bryon Hefner, but it remains to be seen whether the full Senate will elect a new permanent president or agree to allow him to eventually return to his perch.

Rosenberg, in a letter that was shared with members of his leadership team at a morning meeting Monday, said he intended to take a "leave of absence as your president, effective immediately" for as long as the investigation lasts.

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