... DeLeo hopes accord on short-term rental regulation, taxation will be ready for vote this week ...... Agreement on bill raising tobacco purchase age may emerge for vote this week, DeLeo says ...... Baker: state budget delay is affecting issues that "really matter" to people - opioid, housing bills ...... "This is a terrible tragedy" - Gov. Baker on shooting death of Weymouth woman, police officer ...... Baker reiterates support for death penalty for killing police officers ...... Governor confident that municipal police training investments will make it into budget ...... After rep warns of fraud, House rejects commission to study solar industry advertising, sales ...... Talks on late state budget limp deeper into July, House GOP leader calls it "unbelievable" ...... Senate passes bill creating commission to study the prevalence of lead in school drinking water ...... Procedural approach adds complexity to potential House-Senate compromise on clean energy proposals ...... Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy adds voice to supporters of Senate energy bill ...... Spilka says policy differences are not holding up the budget, won't say what is ...... "It's getting later and later. It's imperative that we do a budget, and we do a budget immediately" - Speaker DeLeo ...... House unwillingness to adopt Safe Communities Act has "crossed the line for a lot of people," Elugardo says ...... Automatic voter registration bill easily clears Senate, could reach Gov. Baker's desk soon ...... Nurse staffing proposal will appear as Question 1 on the November ballot ...... Question 3 in November will call for repeal of 2016 transgender accommodations law ...... Judiciary Committee agrees to July 17 deadline to report on Baker's child predators bill ...
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SENATORS FACE CHOICE: STAND BY ROSENBERG OR CHART NEW COURSE [+VIDEO]

By Colin A. Young and Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 4, 2017.....Senators have a choice when they gather Monday afternoon for an unusual December formal session just hours after Sen. Stanley Rosenberg announced he plans to vacate the office of the Senate president: elect an acting Senate president or pick a new president altogether.

The Senate held a brief informal session at 11 a.m. Monday and adopted an order to meet again at 1 p.m. Monday, this time in a formal session to determine how the Senate will proceed with an investigation into allegations that Rosenberg's husband, Bryon Hefner, sexually assaulted or harassed four men whose jobs were connected to Beacon Hill.

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


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