Category: News

Oct 12

Letter to the Editor: Pacheco Law helps taxpayers know how their money is spent

Sen. Marc R. Pacheco

Boston Globe | October 12, 2017 In response to your recent editorial “The Pacheco dividends at the T,” I am impelled, once again, to lay out some facts regarding the Taxpayer Protection Act, or the Pacheco Law. The law was enacted in 1993 to protect the Commonwealth from the waste, fraud, and abuse that routinely took place as …

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Oct 04

Reps Would Like To Pull Back MBTA Privatization Authority

Photo of Massachusetts State House

State House News Service | By Andy Metzger | Oct. 3, 2017   Boston, MA – Three lawmakers whose votes helped usher in a new era of privatization at the MBTA urged their colleagues on Monday to start rolling back outsourcing powers they granted the T two years ago.   There are just under nine …

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Sep 13

Baker taking T privatization too far

Commonwealth Magazine | By State Sen. John F. Keenan | Sept. 10, 2017 WE’RE ALL GUILTY OF IT. Something breaks in the house that needs to be replaced by a trained professional, but instead of making the proper investment we glue, tape, and tie pieces back together just to repeat the quick fix in the …

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