State Senator Jarrett Barrios has started a blog. His first substantive post is an interesting discussion of some measures he’s backing to protect against domestic violence, and some of the civil liberties issues that have been raised in connection with them.
The blog accepts comments (which are moderated for compliance with his posting guidelines) so it’s an actual blog, not just an alternative outlet for press releases. As far as I know, Senator Barrios is the first MA legislator to try anything like this.
This strikes me as an exciting development, and hopefully as a model for other legislators interested in reaching out to the netroots. Welcome to the blogosphere, Senator!