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An unfinished piece of criminal justice reform business: Raising the age for juvenile offenders
New research supports a new approach to dealing with young adults before they get caught up in the prison system.
Boston’s redistricting mess makes the case for independent commissions
It’s impossible to ignore the councilors’ own political interests in the ongoing fight to determine the city’s legislative districts. That’s why removing them from the redistricting process would give it more integrity.
Avoiding medical errors must become a priority
Lawmakers should approve funding in next year’s state budget for the Betsy Lehman Center to implement its road map to improve safety in health care.
It’s time to restore legislative democracy on Beacon Hill
As power has flowed upward in the Massachusetts House and Senate, rank-and-file legislators have lost any real policy role and constituents have had less opportunity to influence the process.
Availability of alternatives should guide decision on skin shock treatment
The use of electric shocks at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton has been controversial for decades. It would be irresponsible for the court to lift the consent agreement without addressing the core question of whether electric shock therapy should remain legal.
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Give in-state college tuition to undocumented immigrants
After more than 20 years of advocacy, it’s time to finally make the policy law.
Reading the tax-relief tea leaves
Senate president makes a promise, but taxpayers have heard it all before.
Biden and Garland should play it safe in choice to replace Rollins
After the resignation of US Attorney Rachael Rollins following two explosive reports, the office needs a leader who is above ethical reproach and has no political connections.