It may be a while before they start passing bills, but lawmakers on Beacon Hill kicked off the 191st legislative session on Wednesday.
It was more ceremony than substance as Massachusetts’ 200 legislators gathered at the State House to take the oath of office, administered by Gov. Charlie Baker. The body now includes 25 new state representatives and five new state senators. On Thursday, Baker will be sworn in himself for his second term by Senate President Karen Spilka.