The scramble for management posts on Beacon Hill is underway.
As in Congress, the committee assignments are plum positions, however additionally they include dangers. If the pay is so engaging, loyalty to the Senate president or House Speaker who title these chairs will carry an excessive amount of acquiescence.
Taxpayers want dissenters to spark change, however cash talks and it’s all taking place this month.
The stipends vary from round $7,000 to almost $90,000, as adjusted for the beginning of the brand new time period, based on information from the treasurer’s workplace. These bonuses are divided into eight lessons, State House News Service experiences:
House Speaker and Senate president (Up from $90,893.48 final session)
Chairs of the House and Senate Ways & Means Committees (Up from $73,850.95)
Majority leaders and minority leaders (Up from $68,170.11)
Senate president professional tempore and House speaker professional tempore (Up from $56,808.42)
Assistant, second assistant, and third assistant leaders from the House and Senate Democratic and Republican caucuses (Up from $39,765.90)
The 4 House division chairs; chairs of the committees on Rules, Bonding, Post Audit, Third Reading, Steering, State Administration, Health Care Financing, Financial Services, Revenue, Economic Development, Judiciary, Education, Telecommunications, and Transportation; vice chairs of the Ways and Means Committee; and rating Republican members of Ways and Means (Up from $34,085.05)
All different committee chairs; the House vice chairs of Rules, Post Audit, Financial Services, Health Care Financing, Bonding, State Administration, Economic Development, Revenue, Third Reading, Steering, Education, Telecommunications, Judiciary, and Transportation; assistant vice chairs of each Ways and Means committees; rating House Republican members of Rules, Financial Services, Bonding, Judiciary, Economic Development, and Health Care Financing; rating Senate Republican on Health Care Financing; and the assistant rating Republican on House Ways and Means (Up from $17,042.53)
Vice chairs of all different committees (Up from $5,908.08)
Who wouldn’t play good with this gravy on the $73,654 in base pay?
Former Gov. Charlie Baker tried to veto this one six years in the past however that was overturned by the state Legislature.
Also, what does this imply for the few Republicans left within the State House? This is the byproduct of one-party dominance in Massachusetts. Bills between buddies received’t do taxpayers any favors. This isn’t something new — the cash is although.
We’re greater than a month into a brand new 12 months and we’re extra frightened than ever. The state has a lot cash it doesn’t know what to do with it, and now, due to the millionaire’s tax, it should get much more.
No marvel individuals are leaving for Florida, and the one new arrivals are the unlawful immigrants being bused or flown up from Florida and Texas.