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191st Massachusetts Legislative Session Ends Hours Before New One Begins

January 6, 2021

Under normal circumstances, the 191st Massachusetts legislative session would have ended on July 31, 2020.

However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, House and Senate leadership indefinitely extended it.

So when did it come to an end?

State Representative Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk) explained that in a Facebook post early on Wednesday morning.

“Just finished the 191st session at 425am. Not great governance goes on jamming crap through at 430 in the morning,” he wrote. “Get sworn in later this morning to begin the 192nd legislature. Wish me luck — I have a feeling it is going to be a bumpy two years.”



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