<h1 class="entry-title">Category: MA Legislative Updates</h1>
11 May

CAMBRIDGE DEMOCRAT CHALLENGING INCUMBENT SOMERVILLE SENATOR

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 17, 2016…..Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung on Thursday announced a primary challenge against Somerville Sen. Patricia Jehlen, setting up a contest between two progressive Democrats in a Democratic stronghold north of Boston. “I’m not known for shying away from bold ideas and bold solutions and potentially upsetting the status quo,” Cheung […]

11 May

POT CAMP FIRES BACK AS SHERIFFS, HOSPITALS OPPOSE LEGAL MARIJUANA

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 15, 2016….Four days after Massachusetts hospital industry officials said legalizing marijuana for general adult use is the “wrong prescription,” the state’s sheriffs declared they’re against the proposed law too, and in the process drew a sharp rebuke from the pro-marijuana campaign for making “regressive, 1930s-era” arguments. The proposed ballot law would […]

11 May

SENATE ACTS TO RAISE THRESHOLD FOR FELONY LARCENY

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 10, 2016….People accused of stealing items worth between $250 to $1,500 would no longer be charged with felonies in Massachusetts, under a bill passed by the Senate Thursday. The legislation raising the threshold at which a misdemeanor becomes a felony to $1,500 for larceny, fraudulent use of credit cards, malicious destruction […]