Thursday, January 26, 2017


Governor Baker Issues Statement on Legislative Pay Increase Legislation

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker released the following statement today on H.58. An Act further regulating the compensation of certain public officials, which would provide increases in pay and benefits to constitutional, legislation and judiciary officers.  

“Lt. Governor Polito and I are deeply thankful for our collaborative relationship with the Legislature that has produced positive results for the people of Massachusetts – and while we disagree on the issue of compensation, we are optimistic that we will continue to work together to carry out the responsibilities entrusted to us by the people of Massachusetts. One of those core responsibilities is the responsible custody of the people’s tax dollars, and we will veto this legislation because given the current fiscal outlook for the state, now is not the time to expend additional funds on elected officials’ salaries.”    

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