By MyFM's Rick Michaels - With development and deliberation of legislative rules for the 2019-2020 session on the near-term horizon, seven senators were tapped yesterday to serve on a Temporary Rules Committee, including a freshman Senator who represents Millis and parts of Franklin and a Republican Senator who represents several towns in the MyFM listening area, including Milford. Senate President Karen Spilka of Ashland appointed Democratic Senator Rebecca Rausch of Needham, who defeated incumbent Republican Senator Richard Ross of Wrentham in November. On the Republican side, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr of Gloucester appointed himself and Sen. Ryan Fattman of Sutton. After launching the new session on Jan. 2, lawmakers are preparing for biennial debates over joint rules and House and Senate rules for 2019-2020, which could occur this month. Though the appointments are temporary, they could give insight into what Spilka, who will be making her first round of
committee assignments this year, is planning for her Rules Committee lineup.