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WARNING OF FLOODED CITIES, SPILKA PUTS CLIMATE CHANGE ATOP TO-DO LIST

By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 9, 2019....Senate President Karen Spilka told a room full of environmental advocates on Wednesday that nothing the Legislature does in the next two years will be as important as addressing climate change, but the Democratic leader gave no assurances of what that policy solution might look like.

Senate President Karen Spilka spoke to a room of environmental advocates Wednesday at Carrie Nation, a restaurant and lounge next to the State House. [Photo: Matt Murphy/SHNS]

Spilka, who was elected to her first full term as president last week, dropped by a breakfast event on Wednesday morning where she described a "real sense of urgency" on Beacon Hill to tackle climate change.


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