New details in the investigation of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg have Beacon Hill buzzing about whether he will return to his post. Over the weekend, a Boston Globe report revealed that his husband, Bryon Hefner, had full access to Rosenberg’s official Senate email account. This follows a November report in which the Globe uncovered multiple claims of sexual harassment and assault against Hefner by people who were concerned about his influence in the Senate. Rosenberg temporarily stepped aside from his role as president in response.
The latest Globe report also claims that Hefner managed to influence senators to include an amendment into last year’s budget — an accusation that Rosenberg has forcefully denied.
State House News Service reporter Katie Lannan and Boston Globe State House Bureau Chief Frank Phillips joined Jim Braude to discuss what the revelations mean for the investigation and whether Rosenberg’s days in the Senate are numbered.