WASHINGTON — Senator Scott Brown laid out his most ambitious legislative agenda yet, proposing six bills yesterday — one of which already has a Democratic cosponsor — that address policies ranging from technological innovation to fishing regulations.
Brown, whose role last year as an occasional GOP ally of Democrats irked conservatives who helped elect him, admitted that it will not be easy to pass the measures aimed at increasing jobs and encouraging innovation in Massachusetts. He will need Democratic support.
“Bipartisanship is a two-way street,’’ he told the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce in Woburn, pledging to support good ideas regardless of sponsors’ political affiliation.
Speaking later in the day to the Globe, he said that “there’s plenty of time for partisanship,’’ but added that the parties must work together to solve the nation’s economic woes.
“Our country’s hurting, and we need to create jobs,’’ he said. “The way to do it is to work together. . . . The people are demanding it.’’
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This story first ran in the Boston Globe on February 1, 2011.