Update (2/1/2021): Final Police Reform bill summary signed into Law: An Act relative to Justice, Equity and Accountability in Law Enforcement in the Commonwealth makes significant reforms to policing in Massachusetts by establishing, for the first time, an independent commission…
Following a lengthy, 3-day debate on police reform — and many close, hard fought votes — the House passed legislation that will restructure policing in Massachusetts in a fundamental way, An Act relative to Justice, Equity and Accountability in Law…
Long having made criminal justice reform central to my work as your Representative, I am deeply engaged in a variety of discussions about what reforms we will undertake here in Massachusetts in the wake of the murder of George Floyd…
No words describe the depth of our sadness and fury at the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey, and the countless other abuses and injustices heaped upon communities of color across our country. As if these egregious acts of…
Last session, the Massachusetts Legislature passed groundbreaking criminal justice reform legislation, An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform (the “CJ Reform Act”). It has been hailed by some as a “blueprint” for what criminal justice reform should look like across the country.…
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Each new session brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm to the State House as members file legislation for the two-year session. I have been consulting with key advocacy groups like the Sierra Club, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Massachusetts…
The FY2016 and FY2017 Budget Some of the most far-reaching work of your state legislature is the budget. Each year’s budget is not just a spending blueprint it is a values statement. The 2015/2016 legislative session featured two budgets. The…
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