MassHealth, Immigration, Sentencing Top Beacon Hill Agenda

MassHealth, Immigration, Sentencing Top Beacon Hill Agenda

Gloucester Times By Christian M. Wade BOSTON — Reducing MassHealth costs, easing drug sentences and responding to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies top the agenda for the Democratic-controlled Legislature as it gets back to work. Lawmakers returned to...
MassHealth, Immigration, Sentencing Top Beacon Hill Agenda

Crime Oversight Panel Has First Meeting

Great Falls Tribune By Phil Drake HELENA – A 15-member panel created by 2017 Legislature to ride herd over a slew of new bills targeted at changing Montana’s criminal justice system had its inaugural meeting Wednesday, with members hearing of the hurdles they face....
MassHealth, Immigration, Sentencing Top Beacon Hill Agenda

Levin: Texas Should Close Prisons, but Strengthen Alternatives

Houston Chronicle By Marc Levin Texas has gained national acclaim for closing prisons while achieving declines in crime that exceed the national drop. Since 2005, crime has fallen 33.4 percent in Texas while the incarceration rate has declined 16.6 percent. How did it...