So this new ignorant, clueless, narcissistic, guns a blazin’, Massachusetts Inspector General Glenn A. Cunha is asking for an amendment in the supplemental budget giving him subpoena powers?
What? That can’t be right. But oh it is my friends.
Quick reminder on legislative procedure. The legislature is out of session until next year. There are no more hearings, no more anything. Anything brought before the House can be stopped by one vote.
Things do get done. Less important things like a bridge naming.
Supplemental budgets also must get done. They’re always needed to keep things going until new legislature get down to business the first of the year. Because one vote can stop it from going forward they are usually benign and done with consent of Republicans. These are “informal sessions” as opposed to “formal sessions”.
You see? J. Edgar Cunha, the head of the agency that is tasked with shining light on government is playing cutezie the tenth degree. Sneak in a budget amendment giving him the most powerful legal tool available.
One given only after thoughtful deliberations and debate. After decision makers (reps, seantors, and governor) are given an opportunity to digest the relevant information after it is collected and public hearings are held.
Yet this door knob named Cunha thinks he can scare our elected officials into blindly submitting to his wishes because of what? Howie Carr? The Globe? I don’t know.
But really, this guy needs to be sent packing.
I’m keeping my eye on you Inspector General Cunha