Tag Archives: government

Efficiency cut short

State gov’t just grows By Eric Fehrnstrom

The Boston Herald – Monday, February 23, 2009 You might think with all the doomsday headlines about spending cuts, and with a slew of proposed tax increases under consideration at the State House, that Massachusetts has carved deeply into its budget. You would be wrong. Even after all the “cuts” are factored in,…

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Transparency is the new black

Barack Obama had one thing right, transparency is the new black.  However he has failed spectacularly in its implementation.  On the campaign trail he and Nancy Pelosi said they would change the rules on non-emergency legislation, allowing a 72 hour reading period for legislators and a five day public review period before signing on all new legislation.  Both of those…

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Government Spy Cameras In Your Neighborhood?

Aldermen’s say in surveillance camera placement rejected

By Daniel DeMaina / ddemaina@cnc.com

Fri Jan 16, 2009, 04:31 PM EST Melrose – Monday night, the Melrose Board of Aldermen declined to vote on an ordinance that would have given them power to determine where permanent police surveillance cameras could be installed in the city.

After an hour of polite yet strong…

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