Residency Laws http://wamc.org en Residency Requirement Pursued Despite Questions Of Legality http://wamc.org/post/residency-requirement-pursued-despite-questions-legality <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; City Councilors in Springfield, Massachusetts are weighing a proposal for a strict residency requirement for non-union municipal employees.&nbsp; But the proposed ordinance faces questions about legality and a likely mayoral veto.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 74193 at http://wamc.org Residency Requirement Pursued Despite Questions Of Legality City Councilors Make New Push To Enforce Residency Rule http://wamc.org/post/city-councilors-make-new-push-enforce-residency-rule <p>Non-unionized municipal employees for the city of Springfield,Massachusetts who do not live in the city could soon face an ultimatum-- move to the city or lose their jobs.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Springfield City Council President James Ferrera, backed up by at least six of his colleagues on the 13- member council, is proposing to use the city budget as leverage in the latest attempt to put a new residency ordinance on the books.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:42:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 67944 at http://wamc.org City Councilors Make New Push To Enforce Residency Rule Rural County To Consider New Sex Offender Residency Law http://wamc.org/post/rural-county-consider-new-sex-offender-residency-law <p>A rural New York State county is considering crafting a residency law after several sex offenders were found to be living near area schools.<br><br>At the beginning of this school year, Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting sent a notice to area superintendents advising them to check the Sex Offender Registry.&nbsp; In the process, the county discovered 11 sex offenders living near schools and other youth facilities.&nbsp; Sheriff Cutting says that’s a very serious concern.<br> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 47787 at http://wamc.org