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Richard Tisei on Crime

Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate)

 


Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part VI: Safety & Justice:Legal Services. [State Senator Tisei, a Republican, voted NO].

Override Gov. Romney's veto of Budget Line Item 0321-2100, $500,000 for the Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services (MCLS). MCLS provides the only legal aid to indigent incarcerated individuals.

Relevant platform section: PART VI: SAFETY, JUSTICE & CRIME PREVENTION Legal Services: "We support publicly funded legal services to provide legal representation and advice on issues such as housing, employment, domestic violence, health, elder law, public benefits, and immigration. We urge full state and federal funding of such services."

Source citation: Veto Override ; vote number 258

Source: Massachusetts Senate Journals via MassScorecard.org , Jul 14, 2003

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