State senators paid more than $74G in...

State senators paid more than $74G in per diems in 2010

There are 47 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jan 17, 2011, titled State senators paid more than $74G in per diems in 2010. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll-call votes in the House or Senate last week.

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No Peters please

Adams, MA

#41 Jan 23, 2011
Mayor Nichols
Tyngsborough

Londonderry, NH

#42 Jan 23, 2011
What else did the state legislature waste its' time on in 2010?

Special interest laws such as:

- Allowing several police chiefs, fire chiefs and commissioners of public safety, each with his own law, to remain in their positions beyond the mandatory retirement age. What's the point of having a mandatory retirement age if a community requests a special law be enacted to bypass the age limit?

- Allowing certain people to qualify for pension benefits "regardless of actual age or years of service." Why is the legislature adding to the unfunded pension liability?

Take a look at all of the 431 laws of 2010. Here's the link:

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws...
No Peters please

Adams, MA

#43 Jan 23, 2011
No Peters please wrote:
Mayor Nichols
OK
Tyngsborough

Londonderry, NH

#44 Jan 23, 2011
Looking through the legislative efforts of 2010 is every Massachusetts voter's duty. See for yourself what a complete waste of time a typical legislative session really has become. We're paying a basic salary of $61k and what are we getting in return? Not much. Not much at all.

Just over a half percent of the 2010 legislation passed by the state legislature involved naming bridges, overpasses, highways, roadways, roads, memorial drives, scenic walkways, courthouses, playgrounds, libraries and courtrooms.

A half percent? Naming things?

Here's the link to the laws enacted is 2010:

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws...
No Peters please

Adams, MA

#45 Jan 23, 2011
Tyngsborough wrote:
Looking through the legislative efforts of 2010 is every Massachusetts voter's duty. See for yourself what a complete waste of time a typical legislative session really has become. We're paying a basic salary of $61k and what are we getting in return? Not much. Not much at all.
Just over a half percent of the 2010 legislation passed by the state legislature involved naming bridges, overpasses, highways, roadways, roads, memorial drives, scenic walkways, courthouses, playgrounds, libraries and courtrooms.
A half percent? Naming things?
Here's the link to the laws enacted is 2010:
http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws...
Do something. Stop crying. Shyt. Vote Joe
Tyngsborough

Londonderry, NH

#46 Jan 23, 2011
So what about the 33% of 2010 laws that could be considered of statewide importance?

Of that 33% there are laws clarifying previously passed laws or terms in laws such as the term "warehouser or other storage facility" and changing the number of members of a state board such as the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation.

If those types of laws are weeded out then the 33% of laws with statewide significance drops substantially making the legislature's 2010 accomplishments even more dismal.
hey peter pumkin eater

Weare, NH

#47 Jan 24, 2011
do you eat corn the long way?

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