The 2018 midterms yielded plenty of political continuity in Massachusetts, but there were also some big changes — including Ayanna Pressley’s win over Mike Capuano and, on Beacon Hill, the exit of House Ways and Means chair Jeffrey Sanchez, who was ousted in the Democratic primary by Nika Elugardo. That development, in turn, yielded a promotion for Representative Aaron Michlewitz of the North End, who’s stepped into Sanchez’s old role as maestro (on the House side, at least) of the Massachusetts budget process. WGBH News State House correspondent Mike Deehan talked with Michlewitz about his new gig, how he put his first-ever House budget together, and whether he’d be interested in another promotion down the road. Peter Kadzis hosts.

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