Legislative Updates

Legislative Update

Although the State House¬†remains in lockdown business is slowly progressing.¬† This week the House released its budget for fiscal year 2022. We continue to go through it but noted that it increases spending over the Governors proposal and puts more money into local aid. We don’t expect any legislative/policy changes to be taken up during …

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MARKEY, PRESSLEY REINTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO FULLY END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

Representative Pressley and Senator Markey have reintroduced a bill to eliminate qualified immunity. The bill was a re-file of legislation proposed last session in the wake of the death of George Floyd. They were joined by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representatives Jim McGovern, Seth Moulton and Katherine Clark and a number of others as co …

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Senate Votes 31-9 to Pass Reform, House Finalizes on Tuesday After a long day of waiting, the Senate quickly voted down several amendments and passed what they called a compromise police teform package. Making minor concessions to assure the Governors signature, the Senate voted 31-9 and sent the bill to the House for action tomorrow. …

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SOS! We need your help!

After a weekend of productive dialogue,  and positive feedback on Monday, today the train went off the rails. We were informed this morning that some in the Governors office had convinced him to put politics before public safety and abandon many of our amendments. We had worked on board makeup and due process protections. Although …

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