Tolls, pensions and other items
Some quick notes on various issues and items:
-- Hub Blog is as glad as anyone that reforms are finally being passed on Beacon Hill and elsewhere. But I'm with Rick Holmes
: I'm not that impressed. Some reforms keep tolls in place
. Other reforms are merely bringing pension practices into compliance with existing law.
Etc., etc. The bottom line: Lawmakes are only passing what they consider to be the absolute minimum reforms needed to appease voters and save their Democratic majority. Their hearts are not into this. The Big Dig Culture is still alive and well, waiting out the current anti-State House storm.
-- No more worries?
That’s when I start worrying. But the Sox do look good these days. ... And, no, Dice-K wasn't worth it.
But that problem is temporarily behind us.
-- Here's an article
that correctly uses "triple-deckers" and "three deckers" interchangeably, a subject touched upon here
during a past furor over the loss of yet another local institution.
-- Outraged Liberal's
pithy summary of Sal's defense strategy: "Ignore the facts and attack the law." ... Isn't there an old-fashioned bribery law that they can use against Sal now that his defense strategy is all but conceding the facts? Jim Braude
was harping on this point last night.