The first segment of April 11th’s WCVB On The Record Sunday Roundtable, co-anchored by Janet Wu and Ben Simmoneau. Mary Anne Marsh and Andrew Goodrich discuss Mayor Kim Janey officially joining the 2021 Boston Mayoral Race.

Janey’s campaign was launched with a sleek ad playing on her familial and cultural ties to Boston. On the heels of a recent publicity push, the Mayor is clearly doing everything to marginalize her five opponents.

Also in this segment, is Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker eyeing a third term in Office?

If yes, how will the pandemic effect his chances? Mary Anne Marsh points towards a number of problems with Massachusetts’ COVID-19 response which could come back to haunt him.

If no, it could make way for State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, who has recently discussed going after the Democratic nomination. Chang-Diaz has been a staunch critic of Baker’s pandemic response. As a woman of color, she may also bring a much-needed perspective to the state.

Finally, RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicles) emissions inspections are jammed up for at least a week following a system outage with technology vendor Applus. Is this one example of greater systemic problems within the notoriously consumer-unfriendly RMV?

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