June 7, 2017

State of Politics: Moore on the move, English language learning under the microscope, online gaming regulations come into focus

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Courtesy Sen. Micheal O. Moore's office

State Sen. Mike Moore

State of Politics is an occasional collection of news and notes from on and around Beacon Hill compiled from the latest reports by State House News Service.


Filling a vacancy left when a senator resigned last month, Sen. Michael O. Moore, D-Millbury, will take on greater responsibility with the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security as its “acting Senate chair,” the senator’s office announced.

Moore, who had been serving as the committee’s vice chair, assumes the top Senate position on the committee in the wake of the resignation of James Timilty, who chaired the committee until resigning last month to serve as Norfolk County treasurer.

“Given my background and professional experiences, I am particularly excited to have the opportunity to serve in this new role,” Moore, who served 22 years with the Environmental Police, said in a statement. “There are many important issues facing the safety and security of our [c]ommonwealth. I look forward to being able to take a more active role in the development of public policy in this area.”

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