All sides unpack flaws in bail reform as commission begins work
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The first meeting Friday of a high-powered commission created to craft the next compromise on bail reform revealed it is likely to be more difficult to achieve consensus this time around.
The 15 members agreed to name State Sen. Melanie Levesque, D-Brookline, as chairman and State Rep. David Welch, R-Kingston, as vice chairman and they will next meet on Nov. 22.
But as the stakeholders spelled out what they want out of this group going forward, lingering disagreements emerged.