Senate Committee Chairs Appointed

From State House News

Sen. Stephen Brewer (D-Barre) has been named chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. Sen. Steven Baddour (D-Methuen) will serve as his vice chairman and Sen. Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) will be assistant vice chair of the budget-writing panel.

Senate President Therese Murray's leadership team will include: Sen. Fred Berry (D-Peabody) will remain majority leader; Sen. Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst) will continue as Senate president pro tempore; Sen. Steven Tolman (D-Boston) succeeds Joan Menard as assistant majority leader; Sen. Jack Hart (D-South Boston) succeeds Marian Walsh as majority whip; and Sen. Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) succeeds Tolman as assistant majority whip.

Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton) will chair the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture; Sen. Benjamin Downing (D-Pittsfield) will chair the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy; Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) will chair the Committee on Transportation; Sen. James Welch (D-West Springfield) will chair the Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government; Sen. Susan Fargo (D-Lincoln) will chair the Committee on Public Health; Sen. Gale Candaras (D-Wilbraham) will chair the Committee on Revenue; Sen. Kenneth Donnelly (D-Arlington) will chair the Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight; and Sen. James Eldridge will chair the Committee on Housing.

If there are other committees you are interested in, please contact Nancy Goodman at ngoodman@environmentalleague.org and she will send you the full list.

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