In an address to the Boston Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Speaker DeLeo covered a number of important areas, making a commitment to move on municipal health care reform and a commitment to control legislative recommendations on jobs.

As to job recommendations, the speaker stated that his legislation would:

  • require all recommendations for state positions to be made in writing;
  • it will put a shield on letters of recommendation for review – making them available to evaluators only as they apply to candidates who have reached the final stage of consideration;
  • and it will make such letters of recommendation for candidates who succeed to public service — public records.

These measures seem to me to be a good step forward and I will support them. See the speaker’s remarks at this link and his press release at this link.

For earlier discussion about the recommendations issue, see this thread.

Published by Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is State Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District.