Politics

Articles about Politics that may be useful to Massachusetts retirees.

Tramarco Appointed To Springfield Retirement Board

MARCH 2005
- Is a Member of Romney-Controlled Finance Board - Tom Tramarco, a member of the five-member Finance Control Board,
which oversees all fiscal activity in the City of Springfield, is now a
member of the Springfield Retirement Board. Tramarco replaced Donna
Williams as the mayor's appointee on the Board.

Former Mass Rep In Humanitarian Role

MARCH 2005
- Andy Natsios Faces Tsunami Challenge - He has been called "a man for all seasons," and the title is most
fitting for this former state representative from Holliston. Andrew
Natsios, Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID), has been dealing with the world's worst humanitarian disasters
since the first Bush administration. He has been the designated "point
man" for both Presidents Bush on all global disasters that have
required American aid and assistance.

Romney Rebuked In State Elections

JANUARY 2005
- Voters Reject Negative Campaign - Republicans may have been celebrating their party's national
victories on November 2, but here in Massachusetts there was far less
rejoicing for the GOP. Unlike the US Senate and House, where the
Republicans gained greater control, the overwhelmingly Democratic
General Court increased its lock on state legislative seats.

Tom Finneran Will Be Remembered

NOVEMBER 2004
- Championed Fiscal Solvency - The departure of Tom Finneran as House Speaker was the source of glee
in many quarters, especially the press, which had frequently criticized
him as being an autocratic despot.

New Speaker Longtime Retiree Ally

NOVEMBER 2004
- DiMasi Led Floor Battle For '97 COLA Reform - Once again proving that there are no absolutes in politics, the
Massachusetts House of Representatives has a new speaker -- Sal DiMasi
of Boston's North End.

Kriss Says Public Workers Overpaid

JULY 2004
- Claims Salaries 20% Higher Than Private Sector - According to Governor Romney's favorite pit bull, Eric Kriss, public
employees in eastern Massachusetts earn 20 percent more than their
counterparts in the private sector.

Greg White Returns To PRIM

MAY 2004
- Named To Board By Romney - Governor Mitt Romney has named Gregory White to replace Alex Aikens
as his non-state employee appointee on PRIM's Board of Directors.

Linda Ruberto: Stalwart Member Of Teachers

MAY 2004
- Members of the Teachers’ Retirement Board have unanimously voted to
reappoint Linda M. Ruberto to her fourth term on the Board.

New Clerk Tested Early

MAY 2004
- Welch Key To Senate Operations - In public service, there are countless individuals whose hard work
and dedication go largely unseen by the public. The service that these
employees provide is often invaluable to the successful operation of
government.

Tierney Resigns From PERAC Agency

MAY 2004
- Domenic Russo Is New Chairman Of Key Panel - In something of a surprise, Bob Tierney abruptly resigned as chairman
of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) at
the Commission's January 28 meeting.