... Senate bill includes $114 million in MassHealth savings for fiscal 2020, Spilka estimates ...... "Rising health care costs are crowding out our shared priorities" - Sen. Spilka ...... Several of Baker's ideas, price variation commission recommendations in Senate bill, Rosenberg says ...... The goal on health care is to "get a significant bill to the governor's desk," Rosenberg says ...... Access, quality, cost, outcomes guided Senate's formulation of health care bill, Rosenberg says ...... Welch: Senate health care bill based on "common sense" and "realistic expectations" ...... Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee nominations accepted through Nov. 27 ...... Senate working group to hold Oct. 23 public hearing on draft health care legislation ...... House votes 151-3 to attach restrictions on gun discharge rates to supplemental budget bill ...... Haverhill's Vargas, North Adams' Barrett survive Dem primaries in race for open House seats ...... As tax reform heats up, Neal is Boston Chamber's guest on Oct. 27 ...
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BAKER CONCERNED WITH "A LOT OF ELEMENTS" IN BROWNSBERGER BILL

A proposal by senators to create new exemptions from the statutory rape law for adolescents close in age is one of "a lot of elements" of the criminal justice reform bill that Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday he has concerns about.

The bill, written by Sen. William Brownsberger, proposes to create "close age exceptions" to statutory rape and indecent assault and battery laws that currently make it a felony in Massachusetts to have sex with someone under 16. The bill would allow for consensual sex between someone who is 15 and a partner less than four years older, someone under 15 and a partner less than three years older, or someone under 12 and a partner who is less than two year older.


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