Our Great and Glorious Reformer
James 'Knows where all the bodies are buried' Aloisi
: $31,000 a year pension, $343,000 in pension payments since leaving the state payroll, $1 million in post-payroll law firm consulting fees, etc. etc. etc. ... Christy: “These guys are just marbled into the fabric of Beacon Hill.”Update
-- Hub Blog forgot to link to this reform development
. There are some attractive aspects to the plan -- such as consolidating agencies and eliminating the gross pensions dished out to Pike and T workers. But it doesn't eliminate the tolls -- and therefore doesn't address the fundamental issue of user/payer fairness. Some general skepticism
toward the plan is also warranted, knowing that the same political culture that produced James Aloisi is now praising him as a 'reformer.'Update II
on Steve Baddour's consolidation plan:
Baddour says reorganization could save up to $6 billion (over 20 years) in reduced overhead. Cool, no? And we'll just pretend for a second that the state has an outstanding record with creating authorities and commissions that run well and cost effectively (hey, there's always the MWRA).