gggrrreat news – the state sanctuary provision in the state budget was removed! This is a public safety issue. We saw how these kinds of policies put average citizens at risk when a Ghanaian man was let go by Weymouth police after committing a rape in April 2018 and the court failed to forward the ICE detainer on him (http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180417/series-of-missteps-led-to-weymouth-rape-suspects-escape-from-us ). The man then fled the USA. Many thanks to all the groups and citizens who worked to oppose this “sanctuary” provision including RenewMA Coalition and others. Lots of phone calls and emails. And thanks to Governor Baker’s threat to veto the budget if the state sanctuary provision was in the bill. This means that, despite reservations about him, I think we’re better off with Gov. Baker than with a Democratic governor.