What made The Short List this week?
- Just days following the terrorist attacks in Paris some politicians, including many governors across the country, called for a temporary halt to letting Syrian refugees into the U.S. Among them: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
- The debate about sentencing guidelines continues between prosecutors who say they need the mandatory minimums for drug crimes and criminal justice reform advocates who say this just adds to over-incarceration.
- MGM big-wigs held a meeting in Springfield to explain changes, like the decision not to build a skyscraper and some downsizing of the resort’s overall footprint. The public was invited but not allowed to ask questions. The mayor’s office sounded cheery afterwards.