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No Inmates for Border Wall
No Inmates for Border Wall
BOSTON, MA — The House on Wednesday voted to prevent the use of inmate labor beyond the borders of Massachusetts over the objections of Republicans who argued that existing law addresses the issue and questioned why it was a priority. Massachusetts prisons and jails have never sent inmates to work on projects in another state, lawmakers said...
Hodgson: ‘Shame on Elected Officials’ Ahead of House Vote
Hodgson: ‘Shame on Elected Officials’ Ahead of House Vote
Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts House of Representatives will vote on two bills proposed by State Representative Antonio Cabral of New Bedford, aimed at blocking Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson's proposed programs. That includes the partnership between the Bristol County Sheriff's Office and federal immigration authorities, commonly known as the 287(g) agreement, as well as the inmate p
House Opposes Refugee Plan
House Opposes Refugee Plan
(Associated Press) - The House has rebuked President Barack Obama by ignoring his veto threat and approving a Republican bill erecting fresh barriers for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Thursday's passage came on a 289-137 vote _ exceeding the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a veto...
Health Care Challenge
Health Care Challenge
Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and say they will be back with more if this one fails. A new appeal being filed Monday by the Pacific Legal Foundation contends that the law violates the provision of the Constitution that requires tax-raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives ...

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