“I do know many moons ago I was a staffer at the State House, and the Legislature does ask for guidance from the courts from time to time,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “You have two equal branches from the Legislature that have a difference of opinion on a pretty important issue and probably a precedent-setting issue.”
Eileen McAnneny, executive director of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said the Senate’s approach is “woefully inadequate.” “There are serious financial challenges plaguing the T,” she said. “And it looks like [the Senate is] putting the burden on the administration to change everything without giving them the tools they had requested.”
How well the administration keeps key parts of state government running with a sudden exodus of thousands of employees will, in large measure, determine how sustained Baker’s victory is, said Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.