Senate Republicans deserve a pat on the back after a long budget week that ended with a major accomplishment. GOP lawmakers in the Senate were able to increase the threshold of the Pacheco law from $200,000 to $2 million. While Republicans in both the House and Senate would like to see this law repealed all together, raising the ceiling is a good stepping stone.
We were unsuccessful in getting a similar amendment adopted in the House that would have raised the threshold to $5 million, but are hopeful that the conference committee will recognize the many benefits that come with the changes to the Pacheco law.
Click here to read an editorial in today’s Boston Herald, praising the good work of the Senators who voted to adopt this amendment.