Posted by “Sharilee” on worcestercountyrepublicanclub.comNice to see some state employees realize that we’re all in this together. People are starting to lose jobs because of the financial turmoil that started with the mortgage fiasco of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. So now is not the time for legislators to be helping themselves to more of what little money we have. Not surprisingly, House Speaker DiMasi is more than happy to take what is ours and make it his own.
Btw, I have a solution for all the griping on Beacon Hill about legislative pay. Let’s push through a constitutional amendment that takes us back to a part-time legislature – what it was for most of its life. That would give our elected officials more time to be net contributors to the state’s wealth, rather than net drains. It would also give them less time to enact damaging legislation!
We’re working on this story at Worcester Magazine right now, but word on the street is that there have been some private conversations at multiple agencies bringing up the idea, once again, of pursuing an access road for Worcester Regional Airport.
Over at Bill Randell’s ORH blog, there’s an intriguing response from new Airport Director Andrew Davis:
8) How important is FREE parking initially for ORH and would you consider lobbying the City Council and the City Manager for FREE parking?
I think there are bigger issues for motorists, such as improving access to the airport from I-90. The parking at ORH is already a bargain, lower than at BOS, PVD or MHT and it is an important source of revenue to help offset operating costs of the airport.
It’s clear that some airport advocates in town still think an access road is the only way to improve the airport’s chances of success; having an airport director who is already citing the road as a main need will only spark conversation.