Friday, May 7, 2010

Boston Globe’s Scot Lehigh gets it right!

In case you missed it, the Boston Globe’s Scot Lehigh had a great column in today’s paper discussing the benefits that would come along with repealing the anti-privatization Pacheco Law. The Boston Globe once described the Pacheco Law as “effectively ending the state's ability to contract with private firms for services they can deliver more efficiently than state workers.“

In today’s column, Lehigh quoted Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation who said, “Repealing or amending the Pacheco law would produce large and growing savings year after year. States and municipalities across the country have shown that competitive bidding can save money and improve services.’’

We in the Republican caucus have tried several times to repeal or at the very least raise the threshold of the Pacheco Law. Unfortunately each attempt has been overwhelmingly rejected in the House.

Click here to read the column in its entirety.