On Beacon Hill: Baker moves to better protect cops, gun debates rage [with video]

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From State House News Service

ON THE AGENDA

  • Baker seeks stronger punishments for police assailants
  • Gun debates persist in Boston, D.C.
  • Colorado survey adds wrinkle to pot legalization battle
  • State eyes more freedom to offer developers tax incentives
  • Senate gets in gear on ride-sharing regulations

TOP OF THE HILL

Baker bill would broaden punishment for assault on police

A bill filed Thursday, June 23, by Gov. Charlie Baker would elevate assault of a police officer from a misdemeanor offense to a felony and require judges to sentence someone found guilty of causing “serious bodily injury to a police officer” to at least one year in prison.

Gov. Charlie Baker and his New Hampshire counterpart Maggie Hassan expound the virtues of a Mass. opioid addiction program that could become a "national model," they say.

State House News Service

Gov. Charlie Baker and his New Hampshire counterpart Maggie Hassan


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