Massachusetts Senate Puts Off Decision On A New Leader

Feb 7, 2018

Massachusetts Senate Democrats have put off a decision on a new leader for the chamber until after the current legislative session.

The move, announced after a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, means Democratic Sen. Harriette Chandler, of Worcester, will remain Senate president for the remainder of the year. A successor is expected to be chosen in January.

It also appears even more unlikely that former Senate President Stan Rosenberg will return to the top leadership post.

The meeting was held amid a growing leadership crisis that has engulfed the chamber in the weeks since the Democrat stepped aside from the presidency.

An investigation into whether Rosenberg violated any Senate rules in connection with sexual misconduct accusations against his estranged husband, Bryon Hefner, is continuing.

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