THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 Page 21 BHRC | FROM PAGE 20 tion. Because he truly is the expert on this and so many other issues before this body.” —Ways and Means chair Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) when asked during fl oor debate to comment on the bill providing $350 million for local roads and bridges and other transportation projects. “I want to say thank you to the chair of Ways and Means for his very kind and exaggerated remarks.” —Sen. Crighton responding to Sen. Rodrigues. “I’m finding I’m being introduced these days in the past tense, which is actually a little nerve-wracking. But I suspect the closer we get to January, the more it’s going to sound that way.” —Gov. Baker who is not seeking re-election and will leave the governor’s offi ce in January. “I’m not going to go away quietly, and I’m certainly not going to — I am not going to retire. My wife would never let me. That would cause all kinds of issues. I think I’ll end up doing a bunch of diff erent things. Some of them will be related to government, some will be related to traditional private sector-type stuff .” —Gov. Baker on his future plans. HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been fi led. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of June 6-1,. The House met for a total of three hours and 12 minutes and the Senate met for a total of fi ve hours. Mon. June 6 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:13 a.m. Senate 11:32 a.m. to 11:43 a.m. Tues. June 7 No House session No Senate session Wed.June 8 House 11:06 a.m. to1:52 p.m. No Senate session. Thurs. June 9 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Senate 11:16 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. Fri.June 10 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Bob founded Beacon Hill Roll Call in 1975 and was inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in 2019. COVID-19 | FROM PAGE 7 newly confi rmed COVID-19 cases in Saugus Public Schools over the past week (from the period of June 9-15) dropped from 14 (from the period of June 2-8) to two. The state reported one COVID-19-related death over the past seven days, increasing the overall total to 93 deaths since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March of 2020. Thirteen weeks ago, total Saugus deaths related to COVID-19 were listed at 106. But that number was reduced to 88 because of a change in the guidelines used by health offi cials. “Our hearts and prayers go out to those families aff ected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said.                               8855-GO-4-GLAS55-GO-4-GLAS We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! 781 233 4446

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