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ROSENBERG: SENATOR ASSIGNMENTS WERE TOUGHER THAN REDISTRICTING [+ LIST]

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 15, 2017....Senate President Stanley Rosenberg will retain the core of his senior leadership team as he begins his second term as the top Democrat in the Senate, doling out leadership and committee assignments on Wednesday that featured the elevation of several women and new faces in key energy, economic development and labor posts.

A pro-legalization senator will lead the Senate's effort to make changes to the marijuana ballot law after Rosenberg tapped Somerville Sen. Patricia Jehlen to lead the new Committee on Marijuana Policy.


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