In a court hearing today, a judge ordered that Sen. Anthony Galluccio be placed under 24-hour house arrest — no exceptions for church, Senate votes, or, I assume, anything else. This is in light of his having failed an alcohol test earlier this week. There will be a probation surrender hearing on January 4, at which Galluccio could be sent to prison. Senate President Murray released the following statement:
“The court will determine on January 4th whether or not Senator Galluccio violated the terms of his probation. At that time, the Senate will consider its next steps.”
Meanwhile, the Globe has now joined us in urging Senator Galluccio to resign his seat. It’s just hard to see how he can continue to do his job effectively at all, much less while also giving his personal issues the time and attention they need.