Tag: massachusetts

Boston, Metro

Anti-Sanctuary State Ballot Measure Deemed Constitutional

A proposed question for the 2020 Massachusetts ballot that would allow police to work with federal immigration authorities and detain undocumented immigrants passed a major qualifying challenge on Wednesday after Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey deemed the proposal constitutional. The ballot question is an anti-“sanctuary state” proposal. In sanctuary cities and states, local law enforcement…

Metro, Politics, Boston

Gross Denies Fault in Trust Act Hearing

Jose Martin Paz Flores sat in the chambers of Boston City Council yesterday and told the room about the time he was injured at work in 2017. He had been in the United States for a few years—living in Florida before he moved to Massachusetts—and was working for a construction company when he sustained a…

Metro, Politics

Massachusetts Legislators Discuss Bills Concerning Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Massachusetts university and high school students, lawyers, lawmakers, concerned parents, and survivors of sexual violence packed into a small hearing room in the State House—seats filled quickly, leaving many standing in the aisles, as countless people testified for and against Bill H.1208 and Bill S.764. Personal testimonies of sexual assault survivorship greatly outnumbered public opposition…

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