When Governor Deval Patrick was Candidate Deval Patrick, he ran on a platform of cleaning up Beacon Hill and transparency among other things.
Well, an article in today's Boston Herald proves once again that Governor Patrick is a "Do as I say, not as I do" politician. The Herald's Hillary Chabot reports that the Governor apparently "took advantage of a loophole to keep a lid on a nearly $400,000 advance he got last year on his book deal." While the state's outdated ethics rules do not prohibit the actions the Governor took, it is increasingly clear that transparency is certainly not one of the Governor's priorities.
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