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SCOT LEHIGH

Patrick whiffs on anti-privatization law

Optimism springs eternal, and so it was that I went to Governor Patrick’s budget announcement on Wednesday holding out a glimmer of hope that we might see a proposed reform of the Pacheco law.

Why? Because last year, we saw an eye-opening example of the savings the state might realize without that anti-privatization law. It came in the form of a report by former Massachusetts Inspector General Gregory Sullivan, now research director at the Pioneer Institute, about the MBTA’s high bus-maintenance costs.

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