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Robert Coughlin on Safety & Justice

This Scorecard reflects votes from the 2003-2004 legislative session. Click here for the 2005-2006 Scorecard.

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Voted YES on earmarking funds for women's substance abuse program.
Platform indicates voting YES in Part VI: Safety & Justice:Crime Prevention.

Vote on veto override of Section 88 of the FY2004 appropriations. The appropriation in House bill No. 4330 earamrks at least $99,925 for the "Latinos y Ninos" program which addresses the needs of Latino women in substance abuse recovery. The governor's veto message (No. 4365), said "I am vetoing this section because it unnecessarily earmarks the use of funds at the Department of Public Health."

Relevant platform section:Part VI: Safety & Justice: Crime Prevention: "We support increased efforts to work with troubled young people and we support the development of secure substance abuse treatment facilities for adolescents and women."

Bill Veto Override, Sec. 88 ; vote number MA04-H520 on Feb 10, 2004

Voted YES on Veto override of Mass Correctional Legal Services.
Platform indicates voting YES in Part VI: Safety & Justice:Legal Services.

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.“

Bill Veto Override ; vote number MA03-H258 on Jul 10, 2003

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Other Mass Reps from Norfolk County on Safety & Justice:      Robert Coughlin on other issues:
Bruce Ayers
Scott Brown
Joseph Driscoll
William Galvin
Lida Harkins
Louis Kafka
Ronald Mariano
James Murphy
Alice Peisch
John Rogers
Frank Smizik
Walter Timilty
Stephen Tobin
James Vallee
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Part XI: America & the World

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