New MA Senate President

March 21, 2007

It seems to be official: Robert Travaglini has resigned in order to take up lobbying, and Therese Murray of Plymouth, hitherto chair of Ways and Means, has been elected to succeed him.

She is the first woman to head either house of the Great and General Court.

Perhaps of more immediate impact, she opposed Travaglini’s move to let the “Defense of Marriage” nonsense get certified at the last Constitutional Convention, which raises the possibility that she will manage to prevent it from getting the necessary second reading.

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2 Responses to “New MA Senate President”


  1. […] some might choose to put more emphasis in Murray’s more liberal politics, especially the implications for future gay marriage challenges, Howie Carr keeps in mind what’s truly important: mocking Trav on his way out and Murray on […]


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