Many Mass. communities still pay full Quinn Bill benefits to police
Communities see value in degrees
Education incentives for police officers are here to stay - at least for many south suburbs in the foreseeable future. The Legislature stopped paying its share of an education benefits program under the 1970 Quinn Bill for this fiscal year. And earlier this month, the state’s highest court offered local governments an out too, ruling that cities and towns don’t have to pick up the state’s share of Quinn Bill costs. But that’s exactly what many are doing.