Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Morning Quarterback Quick Hits

Here's just a sampling of the things that are on our mind this morning:

  • NEW SJC CHIEF - Today, Governor Deval Patrick will swear-in Roderick Ireland as this state's first African-American Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. We think it's a milestone worthy of applause, and we wish Chief Justice Ireland well as he assumes his new position. We also wonder who will be Patrick's nominee to fill Ireland's now-vacant Associate Justice slot. (For more, read the Boston Globe / AP story here.)
  • PER DIEMS - Did you see the story in the Boston Herald on Saturday about state legislators raking in per diems? (If not, you can read it here.) We've said it before and we'll say it again: we think the practice of paying per diems to legislators has got to stop, and we hope legislation will be passed this session.
  • LT. GOV. MURRAY - Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray went "On the Record" on WCVB Channel 5 yesterday. He had lots of interesting things to say about his political future and the fiscal climate of the state. Check out the video here to see what he said.

What do you think of all this? We'd love to hear your thoughts. Please post a comment below.


  1. Did you see the article in the Salem News about Peabody's trash contract and the state prevailing wage laws ? Apparently Peabody has to pay over $700,000 more in a contract over 5 years just because of the State prevailing wage law. Ugly..... another area for legislative correction, but it will never happen.

  2. Thanks for posting a comment. That sounds like an interesting issue. Can you please provide a link to the story?

  3. Here's the link....


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