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Massachusetts Senate Votes To Extend Popular State Of Emergency Measures

State Senator Eric Lesser holding a microphone

      A bill is advancing on Beacon Hill to extend some of the pandemic-era emergency provisions that are due to expire next week.

    The State Senate Thursday passed a measure that would keep around for a few more months things such as cocktails-to-go and remote meetings for government bodies.

    It now goes to the House.

    WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with State Senator Eric Lesser of the First Hampden and Hampshire District.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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