We received word earlier today that HB 3033, which would’ve prevented state funds from being used to coordinate state and local law enforcement with federal immigration enforcement, has been pulled and will not be voted today. The Democratic leadership had hoped that they could schedule a hearing for the Sanctuary State bill on June 9th, and then slip this other…Read More »
The sanctuary city debate remains a hot topic all across Massachusetts and there are major developments this week. This Wednesday, the legislature may take up a bill (HB 3033) that would prevent the use of state resources to carry out the important 287(g) agreements that delegate Immigration and Customs Enforcement authority to officers at the state and local level. We…Read More »
From Jim Braude’s show last night: Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, an outspoken critic of sanctuary cities who offered to have some of his prisoners build the wall, and Representative Antonio Cabral, who filled today’s bills, joined Jim for a discussion on where the state immigration debate goes from here. In other news, the town of Arlington is the…Read More »
It’s a busy week. The budget debate is underway at the State House, there are upcoming hearings, and we are holding a fundraiser on Sunday.
In just three short days, legislators will deal with over 1,200 amendments, on everything from taxes to parental rights. Thank you to all who attended the Lyons/Lombardo press conference on MassHealth this morning. It is
There will be a special election held on July 25th to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Ken Donnelly. It is being reported that Rep. Sean Garballey (D-Arlington) and Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) are both interested. Sean Garballey is one of the co-sponsors of Jamie Eldridge‘s so-called Safe Communities Act that would turn the…Read More »