Posts Tagged ‘Senate’
One of my expectations as an elected official is that I am held accountable by the voters every two years for my actions on their behalf. It is my job to vote on tough, politically uncomfortable issues in a public manner. And when I was first elected, one of those tough votes I expected to take occasionally was on legislative pay raises.
That changed in 1998 due to a state Constitutional amendment; legislators now get near-automatic pay hikes. And, when questioned by angry voters, they are able to simply absolve themselves of responsibility by pointing to this sham of a Constitutional requirement. Read the rest of this entry »
State Senator Bob Hedlund will continue to represent Plymouth and Norfolk Senate Seat after an early win last night. Hedlund a Republican from Weymouth took on Independent Paul Kearney of Cohasset. Hedlund has served as state senator from 1991 to 1992 and then again from 1994 to 2010. The Plymouth and Norfolk district is made up of the towns Duxbury, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Scituate, Cohasset, and Weymouth.
[singlepic id=129 w=210 h=120 mode=watermark float=left] The two candidates vying for the Plymouth and Norfolk Senate seat take part in a forum and debate the issues. State Senator Bob Hedlund, a Republican from Weymouth takes on challenger, Indepdenent Paul Kearney of Cohasset in a WATD Political Forum held at the station’s Marshfield studios. [display_podcast]