Episode 73: The Young and the Vote-less

37 minutes

3/13/2019-- Steve and Jenn are back on the racetrack. Right out of the gate, they're talking Fall River's shocking election, during which a majority of voters chose to recall Mayor Jasiel Correia. However, because Correia placed first among five contenders for office, he resumed his role as Mayor.

As debate swirls on the national stage about what's an appropriate age to vote, moves are being made on the state level. State Rep. Andy Vargas filed legislation alongside Sen. Harriette Chandler that would give municipalities the option to let 16-and 17-year-olds vote. He joins Jenn and Steve to discuss why he thinks this is a good idea.

MassLive reporter Jackie Tempera breaks down the Lori Trahan campaign finance debacle, and Chris Lisinski of State House News Service stops by to talk MBTA fare hikes.

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