What’s going on in Western Mass? In the past few weeks, the Massachusetts 1st Congressional District race between longtime incumbent Rep. Richard Neal and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has started to get competitive. Carrie Saldo, recent host of Connecting Point on WGBY in Springfield, andMatt Szafranskiof Western Mass Politics and Insight talk with Adam Reilly about just how interesting the race has become, despite -- or maybe because of -- the challenges presented by campaigning in the middle of a pandemic.

But first, Peter Kadzis and Reilly give a status update on the state legislature, where it's looking like lawmakers may not get that summer off during an election year after all.

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