Senate Democrats are making a final push to gather support needed for U.S. Sen. Edward Markey's effort to undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era internet net neutrality rules.
WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Samantha Wood, Managing Editor of News for The Berkshire Eagle, about Stan Rosenberg's resignation from the Massachusetts Senate and the race for Berkshire County District Attorney.
Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello currently holds his seat as an unelected appointee. A 28-year veteran of state prosecution, the Pittsfield Democrat was appointed by Republican Governor Charlie Baker to fill the term of David Capeless, who retired abruptly after 14 years. Caccaviello was sworn in on March 15th amidst charges that the appointment was a means to give him a leg up in the fall election.
Massachusetts State Senator Stan Rosenberg is resigning effective 5 p.m. Friday. The Amherst Democrat and former Senate president has been under fire since his estranged husband was accused of sexual harassment last year.
Although Democrats have a hold on most elected offices in the county, the Berkshires were well-represented at Saturday’s Massachusetts Republican Convention in Worcester. WAMC spoke with delegates at the DCU Center.
A U.S. Senate candidate is suing the city of Cambridge, saying officials violated his First Amendment rights by demanding he remove a sign from a campaign bus that read: "Only a REAL INDIAN Can Defeat the Fake Indian."