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letters | harsh focus on state’s hiring practices

Keep shining light on brazen political patronage

Sean P. Murphy’s reporting concerning our state’s so-called director of highway safety, who was recently reassigned by our secretary of public safety, highlights the discouragingly brazen political patronage that bleeds the Commonwealth dry (“Highway safety chief is removed,” Metro, Nov. 19). The Globe should be commended for this coverage.

The paper would continue to gain a lot of respect if it went on to pick one or two state agencies per year and examine every high-level, exempt salaried position paying more than, say, $75,000 for the following:

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