NORTHAMPTON—Aside from incumbent Maura Healey, the last Massachusetts Attorney General that had not previously held elective office was Edward Brooke. Still, three of Andrea Campbell’s recent would-be predecessors had been district attorneys.
Better late than never. On Thursday the Massachusetts Senate approved protections for transgender individuals’ right to access public accommodations. The House is set to approve a similar bill. While bathrooms have dominated this issue, the implications are far broader than the lavatory. If enacted into
News that Senator Benjamin Downing would not seek a sixth term sent ripples throughout the commonwealth on Monday. Words of disappointment and gratitude flooded social media after Downing announced his plans, but the 34 year-old senator’s ambitions for the remainder of his term suggest he