Gov. Patrick Set to Appoint Interim Senator

WBUR reports that the state senate just approved a measure to allow the governor to appoint an interim U.S. senator to fill Ted Kennedy's seat. Lawmakers were lobbied hard to approve the change in law that permits the appointment. The vote was 24-16. The bill now heads to the full legislature and then to Gov. Patrick, who has said he will sign it.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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