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Beacon Hill: What Legislators Are Trying To Finish Before Session's End08:13

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Beacon Hill (brentdanley/flickr)
Beacon Hill (brentdanley/flickr)

Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are scrambling today to get as much done as possible in the dwindling hours of the legislative session, which is scheduled to end tomorrow at midnight.

One major issue left undone is the habitual offender bill, known to many as the "three-strikes" bill, because of a provision that would remove the possibility of parole for criminals who have committed three violent crimes.

The bill was passed by large majorities in both the House and Senate, but over the weekend, Gov. Deval Patrick sent the bill back, proposing an amendment that would increase judicial discretion in three-strikes cases.


  • Bruce Tarr, Massachusetts Senate minority leader

This segment aired on July 30, 2012.

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