Monday, March 29, 2010

A Step in the Right Direction

Today’s action by the Essex Regional Retirement Board to dismiss its current Chief Executive Officer marks a first and important sign of self-awareness that serious problems exist with the ERRB and that public confidence in it has been shattered. While the action that has been taken today is important, it has taken far too long for the board to move in the directions of reform, transparency and accountability.

We must move forward to bring about the necessary reform that this situation demands, and I am confident that decisive action by the Senate on the ERRB is imminent and that the Northeast Legislative Caucus will be relentless in its pursuit of reform.

An article about the Essex Regional Retirement Board by the Salem Daily News can be found by clicking the link (