On Beacon Hill: Sins of the husband [+video]

All other dealings on Beacon Hill last week got blocked out like an eclipse by the bombshell report in The Boston Globe that Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s husband of one year, Bryon Hefner, had allegedly sexually assaulted at least four men. Plus, McGovern, Markey, marijuana money and tainted convictions.

On Beacon Hill: Around the turn they come

The Legislature came down the homestretch last week with blinders on, looking to finish what it could before the holiday recess, while Gov. Charlie Baker had his eye on next year – which happens to be his re-election year – as he filed new legislation and took executive action to ramp up the fight against opioid addiction. Plus, McGovern, Baker, Moore, Warren and the State Police scandal.

On Beacon Hill: Eleventh month, eleventh hour

Whatever the ultimate reason (human nature, justification for a full-time Legislature, and a lack of absolute deadlines are suspected), the House and Senate again headed into the final few days of formals for the year having put off for November what they could have accomplished in February, May or September. Plus, Warren, Franken, McGovern, Galvin and altered police reports.