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Massachusetts House Speaker DeLeo Reported To Be Leaving

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Paul Tuthill

There is increasing speculation about a change in the top leadership of the Massachusetts House.

Reports this week said Speaker Robert DeLeo is planning to step down to take a job with Northeastern University.

   The Democrat from Winthrop is the longest serving speaker in Massachusetts history.

What might his departure mean for western Massachusetts?

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Matt Szafranski, editor-in-chief of Western Mass Politics & Insight.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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