Massachusetts politics have been thrust into the nationwide highlight this 12 months thanks to 2 key candidacies — Senator Elizabeth Warren’s run within the Democratic presidential major, which she resulted in March, and Congressman Joe Kennedy III’s finally unsuccessful effort to unseat Senator Ed Markey. Governor Charlie Baker gained nationwide consideration as nicely for his pandemic response and his resolution to talk out towards President Donald Trump’s unproved claims of voter fraud, however has seen a few of his traditionally excessive help inside the state slip over the course of the 12 months. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has been amongst these urgent Baker on key points, together with COVID restrictions and vital cuts to the MBTA, however could face a troublesome problem of his personal forward. And though the legislature prolonged its session to get extra achieved, outcomes have been combined.
Bay State Banner Senior Editor Yawu Miller and Shannon Jenkins, a professor of political science at UMass Dartmouth and the interim affiliate dean of the college’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, joined Adam Reilly to debate.