Senate President Therese Murray has announced that she will not seek re-election and will step down at the end of her term.
Another big but not unexpected change on Beacon Hill opens the doors for new vision and progress. What will her legacy be? Steady hand on the budget? Casinos? Breaking the golden ceiling and being a strong if not stoic woman leader in Massachusetts politics?
State Senator Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst) has been identified as the next in line after winning an informal caucus vote over recently announced retiring state Senator Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre.) Rosenberg, considered a reliable Progressive by most has continued to baffle not only his constituents but his fellow Progressives and peers with his grasping the baton and taking casinos and predatory gambling to the legislative finish line in 2011 at the bequest of Ms. Murray.
Is this change we can believe in?