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Massachusetts House Passes Legislation Banning Bump Stocks

On Wednesday the Massachusetts House passed a $124.7M supplemental budget to close the books on FY17. This budget, my first as Chair of House Ways & Means, secured $4.75M to ensure full funding for the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative. This fully funds the program, and funding goes directly to organizations in our community that deal with youth violence, like Mission Safe, Boston Center for Youth and Families, and Youth Options Unlimited. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Malia: Fall Legislative Update — Community Prosperity Through Behavioral Health

This legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature is tackling criminal justice reform. Presently, our penal system is riddled with policies that ruin lives for non-violent offenses, do nothing to prevent future imprisonment, and make it nearly impossible for people to get and stay on a path to future success and employment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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