Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Senate Succession Debate Heating Up

Tomorrow, the Joint Committee on Election Laws will be hearing a piece of legislation that would allow Governor Patrick to appoint an interim Senator to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s seat until a special election is held. It’s important however, for everyone to understand exactly how and why the law was changed in 2004.

Glen Johnson of the Associated Press had a very informative and concise article in the Boston Globe over the weekend, and it does a great job explaining the series of events that have occurred since the law was changed in 2004.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.