Author Archives: MiracleGirl

EdSec Paul Reville BLOGGING on your dime…

( – promoted by Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie) The position of Secretary of Education was created for Mr. Reville, for which he gets paid $154,500, even though prior to this administration, MA did not have a secretary of education (Reville himself had previously testified against creating one), so we now have both a Commissioner (who makes $200k/yr) AND a secretary. The…

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Why we need a Republican for Auditor – Reason #2

Globe: “Retiring DeNucci increases staff pay

Auditor’s office defends 5% hike; move may stoke anger from voters” http://www.boston.com/news/loc… Despite an economic downturn and widespread job and wage cuts for many workers, outgoing state Auditor A. Joseph DeNucci has awarded a 5 percent raise to his staff, retroactive to July 1. A DeNucci spokesman defended the raises, which he said would…

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Deval Patrick’s Double Talk

Apparently, four days make a big difference when it comes to the Patrick Administration’s position on granting severance packages to laid-off state workers! The self-styled government reformer (http://devalpatrick.com/accomp.php?idx=7) is doing exactly what he criticized a quasi-agency for just a few days ago– Here’s Patrick’s A&F spokesgal on Aug. 3rd, decrying news that MassDevelopment paid out $350k in severance packages: “Generally,…

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Why we need Mary Z. Connaughton for Auditor

http://bostonherald.com/news/p… MassDevelopment awards $350,000 in severance While most laid-off state workers take home only a pink slip, exiting staffers at one quasi-state agency were lavished with thousands in severance, with one employee paid $12,000 after only eight months on the job, according to an audit obtained by the Herald. MassDevelopment – which oversees real estate and economic development in the…

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