Massachusetts Legislature Plans More Oversight Of Pandemic Response | WAMC

Massachusetts Legislature Plans More Oversight Of Pandemic Response

Feb 4, 2021

State Sen Eric Lesser (D-1st Hampden and Hampshire) seen here at town hall in 2017, filed emergency legislation to get the Baker administration to set up a call center for people to make appointments to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
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    With complaints rising about a slow and uneven rollout of the coronavirus vaccine in Massachusetts, the state legislature is planning to step up oversight.

     Legislative leaders have announced three new standing committees that will focus on the state’s pandemic response.

     House Speaker Ron Mariano said there were “communications and operational shortcomings” by the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker in the vaccine rollout.

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with State Senator Eric Lesser, who represents the First Hampden and Hampshire district.