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Weekly Roundup - Heavy On The Pomp, Light On The Substance

A ceremonial Committee of the House, led by Rep. Paul Donato of Medford under escort of House Sergeant-at-Arms Ray Amaru, announces to Gov. Maura Healey that three representatives-elect are prepared to take their oaths of office on Wednesday. [Sam Doran/SHNS]

The heavy freight train that is the Massachusetts Legislature continued its slow, plodding departure this week, with leaders spending far more time celebrating the inaugurations of constitutional officers than getting down to the business they attached urgency to in their own inauguration speeches two weeks ago.

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