When Timothy Murray steps down next month as Massachusetts lieutenant governor it will mean the state’s top elected officials will all reside in the greater Boston area.
It is rare for a politician who lives west of the Boston suburbs to win election to statewide office. Jane Swift of North Adams was elected lieutenant governor in 1998 and later served two years as acting governor. Murray, who is from Worcester, forged a bond with western Massachusetts. State Representative Angelo Puppolo of Springfield does not believe the region will suffer when Murray leaves office.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says he does not believe an investigation into possible campaign finance violations was what prompted Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to skip the 2014 governor's race.
Patrick told reporters on Friday that Murray has answered "a lot of pointed questions" about the case and that he has full trust in the lieutenant governor.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray made three stops in Pittsfield today, including one at a Veterans home where he heard suggestions and concerns from vets. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
After making stops at Pittsfield High School and General Dynamics, a defense manufacturer, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray toured facilities at Solider On – a non-profit organization that provides housing and services for homeless veterans.
A retired Air Force Brigadier General, Donald Quenneville is going to be managing the efforts in Massachusetts to protect the state’s defense sector from federal budget cuts. Quenneville, who is a native of South Hadley, has been hired as executive director of the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force. He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Paul Tuthill.