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News Highlights

Kawasaki pushes exoneree compensation plan

Alaska YEO Scott Kawasaki wants to financially compensate those wrongfully convicted of a crime. H.B. 55 would make amends for keeping innocent people behind bars and help them reintegrate into society in the process. Kawasaki’s bill is also fiscally responsible, since it would preclude exonerees from joining a civil suit against the state. As Rep. […]

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Holyoke mayor urges immigration reform

Alex Morse, the YEO Mayor of Holyoke, Mass., supports immigration reform. In an amicus brief filed with a Texas federal appeals court, Morse affirmed the necessity of President Obama’s executive action on immigration and stated, “it is time to allow our undocumented neighbors… to come out of the shadows and claim their membership in our […]

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