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Murray to focus on healthcare, housing

Assumes leadership of the state Senate

Friends and colleagues applauded Therese Murray yesterday after she was elected president of the state Senate, succeeding Robert E. Travaglini. Friends and colleagues applauded Therese Murray yesterday after she was elected president of the state Senate, succeeding Robert E. Travaglini. (KEVIN MINGORA/ASSOCIATED PRESS/POOL)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / March 22, 2007

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Senator Therese Murray, a single mother who rose from a working-class upbringing in Dorchester to become the state's first female legislative leader, said her agenda as Senate president would be inspired by those who struggle to get by in a sometimes hostile world, with a focus on affordable housing, healthcare, and education. (Full article: 1081 words)

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