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Senators William Brownsberger, Stanley Rosenberg and Sonia Chang-Diaz, state Rep. Russell Holmes and Bethel AME Pastor Ray Hammond during a meeting of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization at Hammond’s Jamaica Plain church.

Senators William Brownsberger, Stanley Rosenberg and Sonia Chang-Diaz, state Rep. Russell Holmes and Bethel AME Pastor Ray Hammond during a meeting of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization at Hammond’s Jamaica Plain church.

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Senate president supports criminal justice reforms

Interfaith group GBIO seeks support for housing, Affordable Care Act

Last week legislative action seemed imminent when state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg committed to work for legislative fixes supported by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, including pretrial bail reform, the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, the elimination of excessive fees and fines and the elimination of excessive use of solitary confinement.