Thursday, February 19, 2009

Musical chairs

The Boston Phoenix discusses new House Speaker Robert DeLeo's leadership team, noting that it's more diverse than ever, especially with regard to those under-45 who have been appointed to chair committees. It seems that DeLeo is somewhat more pragmatic than his predecessors, who doled out leadership spots with loyalty as the only criteria.

The second half of the story notes that East Boston's state senator, Anthony Petruccelli -- who moved from the House to the Senate in the summer of 2007 -- was named chair of the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee by Senate President Therese Murray. The appointment has some in the state's environmental sector concerned, but Petruccelli notes that he has been active in the areas of airport pollution and beach preservation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, so much for the no loyalty example. What does Petrucelli do? Is he ever in East Boston?