House:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m. (Informal)
Senate:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m. (No Calendar)

Senate Session Summary - Thursday, Aug. 18

In a sure sign that it's August on Beacon Hill, the Senate was 80 minutes late in starting its session Thursday, and when it did finally convene, the chamber's top Republican was the one wielding the gavel. After briefly presiding and placing the Senate in recess at 12:20 p.m., Minority Leader Bruce Tarr told the News Service he was "still ready, willing, and able to contribute in that role if I need to," but the president's office by that point had located one of the Senate's 37 Democrats and Senate Dean Marc Pacheco took the chair.

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