‘3 strikes’ bill goes nowhere
The House and the Senate have very different ideas about how to deal with repeat criminal offenders. So different, in fact, that the conference committee charged with crafting a compromise on the issue couldn’t even agree Thursday on whether to meet. The Senate version would crack down much harder on a lot more people; the House (and the governor) favor a softer approach. That violent crime and parole have both fallen matters relatively little in the drama.