Thursday, September 10, 2009

Republican Lawmakers Question Plan to Allow Interim Appointment

Three Republicans were among the lawmakers listening to testimony yesterday at a hearing on a piece of legislation that would allow Governor Patrick to make an interim appointment until the special election to fill the seat left vacant because of the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy.

The hearing, which began at 1pm, lasted well into the evening hours as dozens of elected officials, special interest groups and Massachusetts citizens spoke either in favor of or against changing Massachusetts' senate succession law.

Media outlets from all over the state and the region covered yesterday's hearing. Here's a sampling of what the press had to say: State House News Service, Boston Globe, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, New York Times.