“The news of yesterday’s indictments and the nature of the charges are deeply disturbing. All three of us have put forth serious proposals dealing with ethics, lobbying and campaign finance reform, the details of which are currently being negotiated in conference committee. In light of the recent developments, we believe it is critical that we stand united in our shared commitment to restoring the public trust. Therefore, we have agreed that ethics reform legislation will be passed and signed into law swiftly that includes the best provisions from all three of our proposals. We owe the people of Massachusetts nothing less.”Well, if there's some good to come out of this whole DiMasi mess, there's that. At least now we're likely to get the strongest reform out of the three. Maybe this will even reflexively push the strongest, cost-saving reforms on issues surrounding the Pike and MBTA.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
A joint statement from Murray, DeLeo and Patrick: