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GIC chief takes responsibility for “confusion and havoc”

Worcester Business Journal | January 31, 2018 After a fierce wave of backlash to its move to limit the health plan offerings for state employees, the Group Insurance Commission’s executive director told lawmakers Wednesday she accepts accountability for the events that transpired. “Though unintended, I now understand full well the concern, confusion and havoc that …

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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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Reps Would Like To Pull Back MBTA Privatization Authority

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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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