Stuart Altman, Connie Horgan and Michael Doonan from Brandeis came to the state house this week to hold an informal discussion about health care cost control with legislators and staff.
State revenues have dropped down to a new, lower trend line. We cannot expect to return to pre-recession spending levels.
Reformers should be seeking to clean up arrangements that make weak agencies directly beholden to the legislature. The Turnpike Authority was one example. We’ve abolished it, but there are others that come to mind.
News A noncompete reform bill for the 2011-2012 legislative session has been filed by Rep.s Ehrlich, Brownsberger, Peisch, and others as House Bill 2293 (http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/House/H02293). The legislators welcome comments on the bill, as it can be revised before filing (and at several points after filing). If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please contact […]
Tom Keane’s op-ed piece, http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2010/12/04/politicians_no_more_favors, copy and paste to read, is spot on and I hope Rep. Brownsberger takes it to heart and introduces legislation that will institutionalize it’s message. Key take away: “Exceptions create the appearance — if not the reality — that the rule of law doesn’t apply to all. They breed cynicism […]