Beware of Rodrigues’s ‘boring middle’

Appointment of new Senate budget chief is alarming progressives

OVER THE PAST few legislative sessions, progressives have looked to the Massachusetts Senate as a beacon of progressive policymaking. Across a range of issues, the Senate has been willing to pass bold and expansive bills that end up watered down—or dead on arrival—in the more conservative, top-down House. However, Senate President Karen Spilka’s choice of(...)

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