Massachusetts Senate

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Massachusetts Senate
2021–2022 Massachusetts legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 6, 2021
Leadership
Karen Spilka (D)
Since July 26, 2018
President pro tempore
Will Brownsberger (D)
Since March 20, 2019
Majority Leader
Cynthia Stone Creem (D)
Since February 28, 2018
Minority Leader
Bruce Tarr (R)
Since January 5, 2011
Structure
Seats40
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Political groups
Majority
  Democratic (37)

Minority

  Republican (3)
Length of term
2 years
AuthorityChapter 1, Massachusetts Constitution
Salary$62,500/year; set to increase every two years equal to the increase in the median salary of Massachusetts. Additional stipends are given to leaders of the majority and minority party.
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(40 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(40 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
Massachusetts State House
Boston, Massachusetts
Website
Massachusetts Senate

The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Senate has 40 elected members from 40 single-member senatorial districts in the state. Senators serve two-year terms, without term limits.[1] The Senate meets in the Massachusetts State House, in Boston.

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